Will Your Divorce Settlement Include Spousal Support Or Alimony?
Alimony awards are less common in Georgia than in many other states, but may apply in your case. Family law judges often expect and approve spousal support when one spouse helped support a spouse in school, or interrupted his or her career to stay home with children. Older couples approaching a “grey divorce” often include spousal support in a divorce settlement when one spouse has been financially dependent on the other throughout the marriage.
Spousal support may be indicated if your divorce comes at the end of a long-term marriage or if one spouse is disabled. It may be rehabilitative or temporary, designed to last long enough to give the receiving spouse time to reenter the work force after years as a homemaker or part-time wage earner.
What Your Family Law Attorney Can Do When Spousal Support Is In Question
An experienced family law attorney can help you build a strong case for or against spousal support on the basis of factors unique to your family. Lawyer Carmel W. Sanders‘ years of experience can be an asset on your side when spousal support or alimony is under discussion.
Accurate financial calculations are as much an art as a science. If the higher-earning spouse is self-employed or owns a business, forensic accounting and business valuation may be necessary to determine appropriate dollar figures. Carmel W. Sanders Attorney at Law collaborates with expert witnesses as needed to determine what fair alimony payments will be.