Alimony In Georgia

Alimony can be a source of disagreement in many divorces. Spouses can disagree on how much alimony should be paid, for how long it should be paid or if it should be paid at all. Alimony is much less common than it once was, although it may be appropriate in certain situations. Whether you hope to receive alimony or may have to pay it, a knowledgeable family lawyer can help you understand your options and rights.

Based in Macon and representing clients throughout Middle Georgia, attorney Lise S. Kaplan has practiced family law for more than 20 years. Her depth of experience provides meaningful benefits to people going through divorce.

How Do Judges Decide If Alimony Is Necessary?

Under Georgia law, judges must evaluate many factors before awarding alimony. They include:

  • Each spouse's income and assets
  • Each spouse's earning potential
  • Each spouse's age
  • The length of the marriage
  • The couple's standard of living during the marriage

Rehabilitative alimony is geared toward helping a spouse who worked very little or did not work outside the home to gain the education and/or skills he or she needs to re-enter the workforce. Rehabilitative alimony is usually for a relatively short time. Periodic alimony is paid monthly for a period of years depending on the facts and circumstances of the case.

Our first step will be to look closely at each spouse's income and work history. With this information, we can discuss whether alimony is likely in your divorce. If it is, we will either negotiate a fair resolution or find the best evidence to advocate for your position in court.

Contact Lise S. Kaplan, LLC, Today

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