Until someone goes through a divorce, they likely don’t understand the rules that govern alimony in Georgia. Laws in this area differ sharply between states, and portrayals in movies and on television rarely capture the reality of spousal support issues. Based in Augusta, Joseph T. Rhodes Law Firm is an accomplished family law firm serving clients in and around Richmond, Columbia and Burke counties. From the start, we’ll evaluate your financial circumstances to help you anticipate whether alimony might be awarded in your situation and press for a proper result. Whether you’re seeking maintenance payments or are being asked to provide them, our attorneys will assert your interests effectively.
Georgia law authorizes alimony on a temporary basis while a divorce is pending and after the marriage is legally dissolved. One type of post-divorce spousal support is rehabilitative, where payments are ordered to give someone the ability to meet their financial needs until they can support themselves. In other cases, what is known as permanent alimony might be granted, though it does not necessarily last forever. If an agreement cannot be worked out, courts can use various types of information to make a decision on spousal support, including:
Starting with a free initial consultation, our accomplished family law attorneys will assess each side’s argument and advocate on your behalf.
Life goes on after a divorce, and the terms of an order mandating alimony might need to be revised or enforced over time. Changes in income or a new relationship for a recipient ex-spouse might lead to a modification in spousal support obligations. We petition for changes when justified and oppose unwarranted adjustment requests. If paying ex-spouses are reluctant to honor their support obligation, our firm takes prompt action to secure legally required payments.
Joseph T. Rhodes Law Firm advocates for Georgia clients in matters relating to alimony and other concerns associated with divorce. Our firm serves clients throughout the area, including Richmond, Columbia and Burke counties. Please call 706-496-1616 or contact us online to arrange a free consultation at our Augusta office.