Marietta Alimony Lawyer
During a marriage, spouses develop a certain lifestyle. Through divorce proceedings, they may wonder if they will be able to continue a similar lifestyle. Alimony, also known as spousal support, is designed to provide support to a spouse. It can be permanent or temporary, depending on the circumstances. It can also be paid over time or in a lump sum amount. The law office of G. Cleveland Payne III, P.C., represents people seeking alimony and those who will be responsible for alimony payments.
What Types of Alimony Are Available?
Attorney G. Cleveland Payne III is a Georgia spousal support lawyer who has extensive knowledge of alimony and how it is determined. Mr. Payne can offer you guidance on what you may be able to expect from the court based on your specific situation. The types of alimony available are as follows:
- Temporary alimony (rehabilitative alimony): This is awarded to a spouse to provide financial assistance while going through a divorce, and before a property settlement is reached, or to provide for a spouse seeking to obtain financial independence after divorce.
- Permanent alimony: This support will last until a spouse’s death or remarriage. There are many factors that the court can use to determine whether an award for permanent alimony is warranted.
- Separate maintenance: If you and your spouse want to separate, but not divorce, alimony (spousal support) may still be awarded to the spouse in need of financial assistance.
A Diligent Georgia Spousal Support Lawyer
The law office of G. Cleveland Payne III, P.C., can protect your rights and seek a fair resolution on your behalf. We understand the stress that these financial decisions can bring, and we offer compassionate representation when you need it most. Some key factors that are used to determine the amount and duration of alimony, especially in a high asset divorce, include the following:
- Length of the marriage
- Health of the parties
- Need and ability to pay
- Earning capacity of the parties
- Noneconomic contributions to the marriage
- Assets of the respective spouse
Contact an Experienced Alimony Attorney Today
To schedule your consultation contact our experienced Marietta alimony lawyer online or call (770) 424-1400 today.