Marietta Alimony Law Firm Fighting for Your Rights in Divorce
Providing experienced counsel to get the compensation you deserve
One of the cold, hard facts about divorce is alimony. When a couple divorces, the reality sets in that there are now two homes to pay for and maintain, and one of you may not make enough to survive under those circumstances. This is especially true when there are children to consider. I have represented many spouses who have needed alimony to get by, and I have worked hard to help them get what they need.
Are there different types of alimony?
Yes, there are several types of alimony, and as an alimony lawyer, I am familiar with the ins and outs of each. There are three main kinds of alimony:
- Temporary alimony — This is a provisional type of alimony, also known as alimony pendente lite. A judge may award this while a divorce decree is still pending and you need the money to live on in the interim. This is done because divorces can often take a long time to become finalized. As in other areas of family law, the court has the discretion to award temporary alimony when it’s needed to help support you or your spouse.
- Rehabilitative alimony — Often after a divorce, one spouse or the other needs to return to school or to undergo some job retraining in order to gain some marketable skills, or at least to move up to a better-paying position. The court can award rehabilitative alimony — another form of temporary alimony — during retraining so that you or your spouse can become self-supporting.
- Permanent alimony — Despite the sound of it, permanent alimony does not necessarily mean alimony that’s paid until death. Permanent alimony is awarded when the divorce decree is pronounced final. The name simply means the alimony settlement has been established by the court and may not be changed unless the spouse receiving the alimony files for a modification.
During consultation, you and I can review your current financial situation and I can advise you as to which type of alimony will suit you best.
What factors are considered in calculating alimony?
No two people’s situations are the same, so the list of variables is different for every case. That said, some of the most common considerations in determining alimony include:
- The age, health and physical condition of the two ex-spouses and whether either has any impairments
- Each ex-spouse’s earning capacity and skills in light of the current job market
- Each ex-spouse’s current income
- The extent to which one spouse contributed to the other’s education (such as working while the other went to law school)
- The supporting spouse’s ability to pay spousal support, given earning capacity, assets and standard of living
- The jurisdiction of the marriage (not all divorce laws from other states apply as they do in Georgia)
I have represented many, many individuals going through a divorce, and I can help you obtain the alimony you need to live the life you and your children want — and deserve.
Call my Marietta family law firm to get acceptable terms for alimony
If you need help establishing alimony during your divorce, call the Marietta office of the Gleichman Law Firm LLC for an appointment at 678-331-7058 or contact me online. I try to return all calls within 24 hours, and I make home and hospital visits. My hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and weekends by appointment only. My office is located just off I-575. Free initial consultations may be available upon request.