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Resolving Issues Involving Alimony

Alimony, also known as spousal support, is payment made by one party to support the other when the parties are living separately. Whether or not alimony is made part of a divorce decree can depend on a number of different factors, including whether one party claims a right to support payments and whether the other party has the financial means to make payments. There are defenses to a demand for alimony, including assertions of adultery or desertion.

At The Peterson Firm, our attorney helps resolve difficult issues surrounding alimony. We can help you protect and assert your interests whether you are seeking support payments or are being asked to make payments.

How The Georgia Courts Determine Alimony Amounts

Courts in Georgia apply a number of different factors in order to determine the amount of alimony payments, including:

  • The standard of living established during the marriage
  • The length of the marriage
  • The age and the physical and emotional condition of both parties
  • Assets of each party
  • Time needed for a party to acquire education or training
  • Contributions of each party to homemaking, child care and career building of other party
  • Condition of the parties, including the separate estates, earning capacities, fixed liabilities and other factors that may be equitable and proper

Whether your divorce proceeding is hotly contested or is an amicable split, our lawyer and our legal team are ready and available to help guide you through this process every step of the way. Every client is important to us, which is why we will employ all of our available resources to establish an effective plan of action that is designed to help achieve the desired outcome.

Contact Us For Help With Spousal Support Matters

If you are going through a divorce and need help resolving alimony concerns, schedule a consultation with us by calling our law offices in Atlanta at 404-777-0244. You may also contact us online, and we will respond to your message promptly.