At Burns Law Group, PC, we regularly receive many inquiries about alimony (also known as spousal support). People want to know about their rights and responsibilities regarding alimony, how long it will last, and if they can reach a marital settlement that does not require the payment of alimony. The answers to these questions depend on the specific circumstances of each divorce.
We welcome the opportunity to answer your questions about alimony and other issues regarding divorce. Call us at 770-956-1400 for a consultation in our Canton office.
Spousal Support Or Alimony Law In Georgia
Under Georgia family law, spousal support is only allowed in limited situations, typically when a long marriage comes to an end. However, it can be ordered as rehabilitative or permanent. Rehabilitative alimony is intended to be a short-term remedy allowing a spouse to get back on his or her feet and obtain gainful employment.
Permanent alimony is ordered for a length of time, often until the death of the recipient. This is generally an option only when the recipient spouse cannot work.
Divorce Settlements Without Alimony
In some cases, it may be possible to negotiate a settlement that does not include alimony. Usually, this involves a certain negotiated property settlement in lieu of alimony. There are many things to consider when deciding this question. For example, alimony is tax-deductible for the payer and treated as taxable income for the receiver.
Our attorneys understand the many legal, financial and practical issues concerning alimony and property division. We will teach you about your rights and obligations regarding spousal support and property division before deciding on a strategy to protect your interests.
Don’t Waive Your Rights. Call Us To Learn How We Can Help.
To ensure you do not waive your rights to assets, talk to a good lawyer about your case. Contact us today for a consultation to learn how we can help. Call 770-956-1400 or send us an email to reach our law office and schedule your consultation.