Georgia Alimony Lawyers

With Family Law Offices in Statesboro and Springfield

Going through a divorce is difficult. There’s no getting around that fact. You are likely stressed about a lot of things. Alimony may be a concern of yours, included in a long list of worries you have about your divorce. Our Georgia alimony lawyers can take a lot of tension out of your life by guiding you through your divorce. Call us today to set up a consultation.

Georgia Alimony Lawyers

With Family Law Offices in Statesboro and Springfield

Going through a divorce is difficult. There’s no getting around that fact. You are likely stressed about a lot of things. Alimony may be a concern of yours, included in a long list of worries you have about your divorce. Our Georgia alimony lawyers can take a lot of tension out of your life by guiding you through your divorce. Call us today to set up a consultation.

Georgia Alimony Lawyers-M

Georgia Alimony Lawyers

With Family Law Offices in Statesboro and Springfield

Going through a divorce is difficult. There’s no getting around that fact. You are likely stressed about a lot of things. Alimony may be a concern of yours, included in a long list of worries you have about your divorce. Our Georgia alimony lawyers can take a lot of tension out of your life by guiding you through your divorce. Call us today to set up a consultation.

Testimonials

“You helped me restore my faith in so much that looked bleak and decrepit. Along this bumpy road, my lovely daughter is safe, and home, and starting to find peace again…Thank you. All the pieces unfolded and fell into place through a progression only the Lord could have planned. But the people who fulfilled his plan did it through greatness and kindness and strength. In my opinion you and Martha have done Gods work and the Judge came through! I am indebted to you both. Please understand, I can be a force and support as well. “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger”. I still have a long way to go…so I hope that statement is true. My commitment to be there for you is equally strong. It will be a tough journey. I Pray. You guys are amazing. Thank you for everything.”

BONNIE GRINGER

“We were referred to Mike Hall by a friend who told us that if they had used him in the beginning, they would have had a lot better result. Using Mike ourselves, we have had the same experience. Mike is very personable and gave us some very wise council. We could tell he was trying to help us. We have used him for several issues that have come up, and he has always handled them in a professional and timely manner. He is quick to answer emails or phone calls, and takes his time answering all of your questions. We are very pleased with his services and would highly recommend him to anyone who has a legal problem.”

LYNN & PAM KELLEY

“After a two and a half year battle, my son and I got the justice we longed for. The only quality that I didn’t like about Paige was that she was patient. Which, is a very good quality to have. However, hindsight being 20/20, I’m glad she was so patient. Paige and Ashley (her paralegal) were always in communication with me, and responded in a timely and appropriate manner. When opposing counsel started her antics and attempted to berate and take Paige’s eye off the prize, she didn’t allow it. I sincerely appreciate all they did for me and my son. I know my circumstances were extreme, but Paige looked out for the two of us. I highly recommend the law group, and will always be indebted to them.”

DUSTIN SHAW

“This review is in regards to how attorney Martha Hall handled my cases. Before Martha Hall, I was taken advantage of in family court in Jefferson County and Effingham County with sub par attorneys that resulted in rulings that were unfair to me and created headaches and financial difficulties. I experienced three attorneys before Martha Hall. I never felt that I had equal representation in the courthouse, until I discovered Martha Hall. Since I have hired Martha Hall, I have had equal or better representation and my cases have closed with fair rulings. This is solely a result of having Martha Hall as my attorney. I will not change thus moving forward if I need any legal services. She is worth every penny.”

KEN GIBSON

“I just have to say the professionalism and conduct of the Hall and Hall attorneys was fantastic from the time we walked in the door. We met Sarah then Mrs. Martha Hall. They were all very attentive and compassionate. Kara, our paralegal, was always there for us. She was always there via email or phone contact. We had a very sensitive legal case and Mrs. Martha Hall walked us through it with compassion and professionalism. I cannot say enough good things about this group or thank them enough for doing what needed to be done.”

MYA AND DEAN CAPE

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Types of Alimony That Are Available in Georgia

Alimony in Georgia can be classified as either temporary or permanent. Temporary alimony is given if, during the divorce, one party needs help financially. As you may have heard, divorce can be a long process, sometimes taking up to a year. A party in the divorce may need temporary alimony during this period of time so they can adjust to living without their spouse.

While a lot of couples both work these days, there are still many who are full-time parents, while their partner works full time. It can feel overwhelming to be without financial support during the divorce process. The court tries to create fairness in this difficult time for the dependent party. There may be permanent alimony after the divorce is finalized, but that is based on what the judge determines to be fair.

If you’re the one who would most likely be paying the alimony, the idea of permanency can be troubling. Do note that if this is what you wind up with, it doesn’t necessarily mean you pay alimony until you die. It can be contingent on the other party getting a job or education so they can become gainfully employed. Negotiation is when the topic of alimony will be resolved.

How to Qualify for Alimony

Alimony is awarded when the judge determines it necessary. There has to be a need for alimony for one party. You and your spouse can both request alimony, but it is actually just a one way thing. You may need to discuss the matter further with one of our Georgia alimony lawyers to see what the circumstances of your case look like. The following are factors that the court will put into consideration when determining alimony:

  • What each party’s living situation has been during the marriage
  • How long the marriage lasted
  • How old and healthy each party is
  • The finances of each party in the marriage
  • How long it would take the dependent party to get the training and/or education necessary to become gainfully employed
  • How much each party contributed to the marriage through things such as childcare, support, education, etc.
  • What each party will have in separate property when the divorce is finalized

Georgia also takes into account why the marriage ended when determining alimony. If the party who would have been receiving alimony caused the marriage to crumble, they may be denied alimony or offered reduced alimony. Committing adultery would be one reason for this to happen. The victim of the adulterer may even be awarded permanent alimony. It is essentially up to the judge to determine what is fair.

How Alimony Gets Paid in Georgia

Alimony payments are usually made either weekly or monthly until it is ordered by the court to stop. It is less common, but not unheard of, for a spouse with more means to give the other spouse a lump sum of the alimony. It is not necessarily a realistic option for most people because the amount can be quite high. You certainly can ask one of our Georgia alimony lawyers about it, if you feel you are able to do this.

Again, the payments are typically weekly or monthly and will be taken out of the spouse’s income and deposited directly into the other spouse’s account. It will function similarly to how taxes are deducted from income. Instead of the money going to the government, it is going to pay off alimony.

Making Modifications or Ending Alimony

In most cases, either party can request that the alimony agreement get modified or terminated unless there was some sort of written agreement that said changes could not be made. The reasons for changing alimony must be substantial, such as one party getting let go from a job, getting a better paying job, moving in with someone new, etc. If the spouse who is receiving alimony gets married, the party paying that alimony automatically does not have to do so anymore. Also, if the alimony was temporary for a spouse during the process of divorce, it will end as soon as the judge finalizes the divorce.

Call Our Georgia Alimony Lawyers Today

If you want representation from caring and supportive Georgia alimony lawyers, please do not hesitate to give our office a call right away to get started. Hall & Navarro will make sure your worries are put at ease.