Alimony

The Right Balance Between Cooperation And Command

At Terri Herron Law, we listen to your story. Whether you need to make a request for alimony or challenge one, our attorney will tenaciously work to find a solution that meets your needs. She is compassionate, honest and straightforward with you. When dealing with your opponents, she knows when to negotiate and when to refuse to back down.

"After interviewing 10 lawyers, choosing Ms. Herron to represent me was the first easy choice I made during the divorce process. I had been a stay at home wife/mother for 2 years and I wanted to make sure my husband knew he would have to pay alimony and child support. With Ms. Herron's help, he definitely knew I wasn't playing." — Client testimonial

Call our law office in Atlanta at 404-692-6487. We serve the entire metro area and surrounding counties.

Alimony Is Not Automatic Under Georgia Law

In Georgia, alimony or spousal support is not automatic and a judge will not award it in every case. In addition to a final order for temporary or permanent alimony, a judge has the discretion to grant support while your divorce is pending. Certain alimony can be modified or terminated based on certain circumstances, unless otherwise agreed by both spouses.

The purpose of alimony is to provide economic fairness in your divorce, which is why an order is based on both need and ability to pay. A judge has wide discretion to consider several factors in making this determination, which may include:

  • Earning capacity of each spouse
  • Separate property and financial resources
  • Length of the marriage
  • Standard of living during the marriage
  • Non-monetary contributions made by each spouse
  • Fault such as infidelity, which can act as a bar to alimony

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