Ex-spouse not paying support? Don’t give up.

The story is common: A spouse fails to pay child support. The receiving spouse takes legal action and things escalate. For many people whose spouses are not paying child support or spousal support as they’ve been ordered, the outlook is grim. It seems like there is very little that can be done legally to get […]

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Alimony will be getting more expensive

Divorce and taxes: two of the least favorite things for many Americans. Most people want their marriages to work and they don’t plan on a divorce when entering their marriages. And nobody in the world likes to pay taxes. The one bright spot in divorce was that the spouse making alimony payments would at least […]

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Factors Georgia courts consider when assessing alimony requests

For better or worse, money is at the root of all or most of the disputes that arise during a divorce. This can be especially true when the financial stakes are higher than normal. For instance, if you and your soon-to-be ex accumulated significant assets prior to or during marriage, it is likely that many […]

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Adjoining states, markedly differing alimony regimes

As we have noted in past select blog posts, the singular nature in which the United States is laid out — 50 states, each with its own government and state enactments on matters from A to Z — makes for some interesting and material differences in legal outcomes across state lines. Take alimony, for instance. […]

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Man jailed for falling behind in spousal support

There are certainly some situations in which individuals in Alpharetta should get alimony: when one spouse makes far more or has a much higher earning potential than the other, alimony may be a helpful tool to make sure the spouse who earns less is not immediately thrown into poverty by his or her divorce. Granted, […]

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Alimony on national radar in neighboring state today

We have noted in prior select posts that Georgia differs from a number of states in how its judges construe and award alimony following divorce. Alimony (or spousal support) is certainly a judicial remedy in Georgia and awarded in some cases, but, generally, it is not perceived as being widely available. In fact, and unlike […]

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Alimony

In Georgia, the award of alimony is very subjective. Unlike child support, which is based on a spreadsheet calculator, alimony is based on the subjective concept of need and ability to pay, as well as other factors such as length of marriage and conduct of the parties. Alimony in Georgia is usually considered to be […]

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Uptick in Georgia Economy Impacts Atlanta Divorce Finances

For many Atlanta area couples, the divorce process has been profoundly affected by the Great Recession and its aftermath. The issues vary, of course, from couple to couple. Some separating couples may run into difficulty with selling a house or qualifying for a mortgage on another one. Others may be dealing with property division or […]

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Alimony Decisions and Gender Roles: Is the System Fair?

Many men think that the system is stacked against them in a divorce. Due to gender stereotypes or simply inertia, their perception is that women are favored in child custody decisions. Many men also believe they tend to get the short end of the stick in alimony or spousal support awards. There seems little doubt […]

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