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Georgia Alimony

Most state divorce laws allow couples to negotiate alimony if the spouses can work together, and then the divorce court can approve the agreement.

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When filing divorce in Georgia, the divorce court will determine how alimony will be distributed by the following factors:

  • Standard of  living established during the marriage
  • Length of the marriage
  • Age and health of both spouses
  • Financial resources of each spouse
  • Time necessary for either spouse to acquire
  • Contribution of each spouse to the marriage
  • Financial conditions of the spouses, such as separate estate, earning capacity and fixed liabilities
  • Other relevant factors the divorce court considers equitable

Divorce laws in Georgia terminate alimony if the supported spouse remarries, unless otherwise specified in the divorce settlement.

Find out what you can expect to pay or receive in alimony by talking to a divorce attorney near you. Get legal advice on filing for divorce and protecting yourself.

You can find a local Georgia divorce attorney today who can review your case by calling 877-349-1310 or filling out a divorce case review form.

The above synopsis of Georgia divorce laws is by no means all-inclusive and has been adapted from applicable state laws. These laws may have changed since our last update and there may be additional laws that apply in your situation. For the latest information on these divorce laws, please contact a local Georgia divorce attorney in your area.

Georgia divorce laws were last updated October 2009.

Note: Keep in mind that all divorce laws are complex. If you need legal divorce advice or want to fully understand how these laws affect you, please speak with a local divorce attorney.