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How to determine alimony

| Jun 4, 2020 | Divorce |

Divorce can be a huge strain to the couple and navigating this very complex legal landscape can raise a lot of questions. One of the many worries can be how alimony is established and how does it affect the relationship between both parties after the divorce has been finalized. It is important how these regulations proceed.

Alimony:

It is a spousal support issued by the court were one party financially supports the other after the divorce has been completed. A lot of states in the country have their own way of approaching divorce and alimony. Every state considers the amount that is to be given in spousal support, along with the duration of the support. The state of Georgia, alimony is typically calculated by a judge and it depends strictly on the case. At the end, it is the judge who will determine the amount that will be awarded in spousal support. The judge will also set up the duration and it varies, depending on the length of the marriage. However, it can be cancelled when the receiving spouse has remarried or when the person is cohabitating their living space with someone else.

Types of alimony:

In the state of Georgia, there are temporary and permanent types of alimony. The former is when the receiving spouse needs financial support throughout the divorce process and the duration can last from months to even over a year. When it comes to the latter, it can be quite intimidating but it is not permanent, it only means that alimony will subsist after the divorce process and can end after the receiving spouse is financially dependent on his or her own or when she or he has remarried. All of this depends on the situation and the judge will look into it when determining alimony.