Finding An Effective Spousal Support Solution For You
When spouses decide to file for divorce, they are left facing a great deal of uncertainty. After years of working together with joint finances, they will be facing their living costs on their own without the direct assistance of their former partner. To help alleviate any financial burdens one party faces in the aftermath of divorce, courts in Georgia may award spousal support (also known as alimony).
Whether you are seeking to receive support or may need to pay alimony, the attorneys at McMahan Perry & Phillips, LLC, have broad experience working with individuals throughout west Georgia. We take a hands-on approach to family law issues so that we fully understand your financial circumstances. Our attorneys commit to doing everything within our power to secure a fair spousal support agreement on your behalf.
Types Of Alimony In Georgia
There are two types of alimony payments that a judge may award: temporary and permanent. Temporary alimony is offered as a means of cushioning the transition into single life for the lower-earning spouse and typically lasts for a short while.
Permanent alimony is less common, but a judge may award it to a spouse who will unlikely be able to support themselves financially, whether due to a health condition or old age.
Who Is Eligible To Receive Spousal Support?
Georgia courts will evaluate whether there is a financial need and whether a spouse has the financial wherewithal to make the payments. Additionally, the court will consider the factors that led to the dissolution of the marriage. For instance, if a spouse is found to have committed adultery, they become ineligible for spousal support.
For individuals who are eligible to receive alimony, the courts weigh many factors when determining spousal support. These include, but are not limited to:
- Earning capacity
- Separate finances
- Contributions to the marriage
- Length of marriage
- Ability to work
- Physical and emotional conditions
We Are Ready To Help With Your Spousal Support Matters
Courts have broad leeway when awarding spousal support. The lawyer you hire can make a significant difference in getting a favorable outcome to your case. With our extensive track record of successes for clients in Carroll County, you can feel confident trusting us with your case.