Can You Modify or Terminate Permanent Alimony in Georgia?
Crystal Wright | July 4, 2023 | Spousal Support
Alimony is a court-ordered payment from one person to another, either in a lump sum or periodic payments. Both the giver and the recipient are either in divorce proceedings (temporary alimony) or are already divorced (permanent alimony). The purpose of alimony is for the richer spouse to provide for the financial needs of the poorer… read more
How Long Do You Have To Be Married To Get Alimony in Georgia?
Crystal Wright | November 25, 2022 | Spousal Support
Some states base alimony on the duration of the marriage. However, there is no minimum mandatory time that you have to be married to get alimony in Georgia. In other words, Georgia does not have a standard formula to determine whether you receive spousal support in a divorce action. The general rule of thumb is… read more
What Is Palimony?
Crystal Wright | September 20, 2022 | Spousal Support
Palimony is a non-legal term used to describe court-ordered financial support paid to a party by the other party of a non-marital relationship. Because the parties are not married and are not going through a divorce action, the payment is not referred to as alimony or spousal support. Instead, the payments are referred to as… read more
What Happens if I Don’t Pay Alimony in Gwinnett County, GA?
Crystal Wright | April 8, 2022 | Spousal Support
When parties divorce in Gwinnett County, Georgia, the court may have included an order that one party pays the other alimony or spousal support. If that is the case, then the party ordered to pay alimony must make the payments as detailed in the court order. Failure to make the payments required by the order… read more
What’s the Difference Between Alimony vs. Spousal Support?
Crystal Wright | October 8, 2021 | Spousal Support
Alimony is the same thing as spousal support. Under Georgia law, alimony and spousal support refer to a payment from one party to another while living separately. These payments can occur after a divorce between ex-spouses. They can also occur between spouses during a separation, an abandonment, or a pending divorce. In other words, you… read more