Georgia Alimony Laws and Spousal Support

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Georgia Alimony

Georgia Alimony or Spousal support may be awarded to either party based upon the following:
  • the contribution of each spouse to the acquisition of the marital property, including the contribution of each spouse as homemaker, in child care, education and career building of the other spouse;

  • the duration of the marriage; 

  • the financial resources of each spouse;

  • the age and physical and emotional condition of both spouses;

  • the value of each spouse's separate property; 

  • the earning capacity of each spouse;

  • any fixed liabilities of either spouse; 

  • the standard of living established during the marriage; 

  • the time necessary for a spouse to acquire sufficient education to enable the spouse to find appropriate employment; 

  • the needs of the party seeking alimony; 

  • the ability of the other party to pay;

  • the conduct of each party towards the other; and 

  • other relevant factors. 

If a party has deserted the other or committed adultery he or she will not be awarded alimony or spousal support. An award of spousal support will terminate upon the remarriage of the party receiving support and the voluntary cohabitation of the parties to the divorce after the Judgment of Divorce has been finalized.

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