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Alimony

Can I Retroactively Modify My Alimony Award?

When alimony is ordered as part of a Georgia divorce, it is not unusual for one ex-spouse to request that the court modify their alimony order at some point in time following the divorce. This request for modification typically results from a significant change in the financial circumstances or income of one or both ex-spouses,…

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What is an Income Deduction Order? Is It Different Than an Income Withholding Order?

Both income deduction orders and income withholding orders are designed to require employers to directly withhold child support and/or alimony payments from a person’s paycheck. Georgia law requires that wage withholding be implemented in family law proceedings involving child or spousal support, unless the court determines that there is good cause not to require such…

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Can a Husband Ask for Alimony in a Georgia Divorce?

Years ago in Georgia and many other states, only women could receive alimony in divorce proceedings. Today, however, with the recognition that the husband is not always the breadwinner of the family, men and women both may be entitled to alimony in a Georgia divorce.  Whether a court awards alimony to either spouse in a…

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Types of Spousal Support or Alimony

In a Georgia divorce, one spouse may be ordered to pay support to the other in certain limited situations. Alimony or spousal support is a very important issue in a divorce, for both the party who is ordered to pay the support and the party who is receives it. Because Georgia law so strictly defines…

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Lump Sum Alimony in the State of Georgia and in Atlanta Metro Courts

When most people think of alimony they think of a monthly payment to the other spouse. Lump sum alimony is different, it is different because it is a one-time award of assets to the other spouse, and it is a very dangerous thing to play around with. Lump sum alimony is so dangerous because it…

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ALIMONY

Alimony is the award of money from one spouse to the other that arises from the marital relationship between the parties. Only parties who are married may be awarded alimony from the other. Parties who lived like they were married, and shared everything do not qualify. You must first be married. In awarding the alimony…

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Double Counting Alimony

Calculating alimony in a Georgia divorce case is often a complex endeavor that involves calculations of each parties’ future earnings or potential incomes, as well as taking into account the parties’ marital history and current circumstances. The issue of alimony becomes even more complicated when you have a self-employed spouse, the division of a family…

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Will My Husband Have to Pay Me Alimony After Our Divorce?

Alimony or spousal support is not as common under Georgia law as it was in the past. However, spousal support can be an issue in a Georgia divorce when one spouse earns much more than the other, or when one spouse has limited earning capacity based on his or her circumstances. The court has a…

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