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Can My Spouse Quit Their Job To Avoid Paying Spousal Maintenance?

By Melissa Davis |

Divorce can be a challenging and emotional process, especially when it comes to financial matters. Spousal maintenance, often referred to as alimony, is a critical aspect of many divorce settlements, designed to provide financial support to the lower-earning spouse. But what happens if your ex-spouse decides to quit their job to avoid paying spousal… Read More »

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8 Key Factors to Consider When Seeking Alimony in Georgia

By Melissa Davis |

It’s no secret that when a marriage falls apart, the financial ramifications of this “parting of the ways” races through both parties’ minds. Everything from who makes more money to alimony to child support comes in to play. Thus, when considering alimony in Georgia, there are eight key factors that must considered in order to determine… Read More »

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Can Cohabitation Cost Me In Georgia?

By Melissa Davis |

It is not an uncommon event for someone’s alimony payments to end upon their remarriage. However, many do not know that even cohabitating (living together with another person) can alter alimony, depending on the facts of the situation. This can sometimes lead to some unpleasant surprises, so it is a good idea to consult… Read More »

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The Changing Nature of Alimony in Georgia

By Melissa Davis |

In years past, alimony was considered almost a matter of form in many Georgia divorce cases, especially in cases where the wife gave up her career to stay home and raise children. However, this has become less and less common for a variety of reasons. If you are seeking to divorce, this can be… Read More »

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Alimony Trends In Georgia

By Melissa Davis |

Up until around 1980, there was no real provision for alimony in Georgia’s divorce law. The court could award it if it saw fit, but no law existed that considered it a matter of course to do so. Nowadays, alimony in Georgia is more codified, but there are still specific criteria that have to… Read More »

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