Alimony is money one spouse pays to the other for support, either during a divorce process or for some period of time after a divorce, or both. The concept of alimony developed when traditional marriages were the norm; a wife took care of the household and a husband supported the family financially.
Custody and visitation orders in Georgia are based on the best interests of the children involved. Parents can agree on how to share custody and visitation as long as the agreement meets their child’s best interests.
Overview of Annulment This article focuses on "civil annulments" in Georgia, not "religious annulments," which can only be granted by a church or clergy member. Civil annulments and divorces are similar in the sense that they make a determination about marital status.
When divorcing spouses are in significantly different financial positions after the marriage ends, a court may order the wealthier spouse to provide the other (the “supported spouse”) with financial assistance, called alimony. If the supported spouse remarries or begins living with another person, however, the paying spouse will usually want to stop paying alimony.
When couples get married, they may want to decide ahead of time how they will resolve their financial situation if they divorce. To do this, the couple can enter into a prenuptial agreement, writing down in a contract their wishes on issues such as property division and alimony.
Quitting a high-paying corporate job to work at a burger joint as a way to avoid child support is a bad idea. Mothers and fathers have a legal obligation to financially support their children - whether or not they are involved in the child’s life. So, lowering or hiding income is not the answer to
Studies show that boys who witness violence in their homes are twice as likely to abuse their own partners when they become adults. States want to break the cycle of domestic violence by removing children from violent situations whenever possible. As a result, courts take domestic violence very seriously
Below, you'll find answers to some common questions about trials, hearings, and procedural rules in Georgia family law cases, such as divorces or child support matters. For all of our articles on Georgia family law, see our Georgia Divorce and Family Law page.
One of the challenges divorcing couples must face is dividing their marital property and assigning marital debts. Laws governing property division in divorce vary from state to state. Georgia requires an equitable division, meaning that a couple must divide marital property fairly but not necessarily equally.