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Category: Alimony

How long does alimony last in Georgia?

Georgia law does not limit how long alimony may last. The duration of alimony is defined by the particulars of the divorce case. The court may decide on the duration of alimony if the parties are unable to reach an agreement. The court takes into account a range of factors when deciding whether to grant […]

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Is Georgia an Alimony State?

Georgia is not necessarily an alimony state. The spouse's right to ask for spousal assistance is voided in situations like infidelity or abandonment. Spousal assistance is not mandatory in a Georgia divorce, however, it is usually granted when a long-term marriage ends. Typically, those cases involve a ten year or longer marriage, and assistance is […]

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Is alimony for life in Georgia?

Except in extreme cases, alimony in Georgia is not for life. Some spouses have a vital, necessary, and demanding income requirement, such as caring for a disabled child, and consequently cannot work. In such unusual cases, judges can extend payment duration, or they are at least open to a subsequent motion to modify or stop […]

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