Alpharetta Alimony & Spousal Support Attorney
Trusted Divorce Firm in Alpharetta, GA
Alimony or spousal support is defined as the sum of money that one spouse pays for the support of the other spouse. Unlike child support, there is no specific method of calculating alimony. No spouse is automatically entitled to or excluded from an award of alimony or spousal support.
At The Millard Law Firm, we are highly knowledgeable about the laws involving alimony and we are experienced at navigating the steps required to request support from your spouse. We can provide you with strong representation and guidance, working to build a strong argument on your behalf for spousal support.
How Are Alimony Payments Determined in Georgia?
Our Alpharetta divorce attorneys and legal team understand how difficult a divorce can be, both emotionally and financially. If you depended on your spouse to support you to any degree, you may be concerned about paying the bills. Alimony is based on the payer’s ability to pay and the payee’s need for support. Our priority is to gather sufficient evidence to show that you are in need of spousal support payments in order to urge the court to make a decision that benefits you.
Courts evaluate several factors such as:
The current lifestyle and expenses of each party.
The ability for each party to earn income in the future.
The length of the marriage.
Each party’s bills after the divorce.
The separate assets of each party that are not part of the marital estate.
The conduct of the parties.
Navigating the Complexities of Alimony
Because alimony is not required, it is always preferable if you and your spouse can come to an agreement outside of court. If the judge is left to determine whether alimony is warranted and the amount to which a party is entitled, you will not have as much control over the decision.