Alimony and Spousal Support Lawyers Stockbridge & Atlanta
Protecting your financial interests in Georgia
Alimony or spousal support is the amount that one spouse is ordered to pay another spouse in a separation or divorce. Alimony may be awarded on a temporary or permanent basis for the support and maintenance of either spouse in accordance with the needs of that spouse and ability of the other spouse to pay. The Stockbridge and Atlanta lawyers at Meadows, Macie & Sutton, P.C. have extensive experience with the intricacies of alimony and have represented both wives and husbands in alimony cases.
We help you understand Georgia law as it applies to determining alimony or spousal support. We guide you through every step of the process.
The factors determining alimony by Georgia courts
If the court decides to award alimony, the amount awarded will take into account:
- The standard of living during the marriage
- The duration of the marriage
- The age and health of each party
- The financial resources of each party
- The contribution of each party to the marriage including homemaking and childcare
- The separate estate and earning capacity of each party
- The time needed for either party to acquire education or training to enable him or her to find employment
- Any other relevant factor the court regards as fair and proper to consider
Alimony may be awarded in cash or in property and it may be payable periodically or in a lump sum.
In Georgia, there is no mathematical formula for calculating the amount of alimony a spouse might receive. The judge or jury has significant discretion in determining the amount of an alimony award. Our Stockbridge divorce attorneys have extensive experience in negotiating and litigating alimony issues before judges and juries.
Experienced representation in alimony matters
When you need assistance with any alimony matter, call Stockbridge & Atlanta family law and divorce lawyers at Meadows, Macie & Sutton, P.C. at 770-450-1921 or contact our firm online to schedule an appointment.