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My divorce is very difficult, and I’m getting more and more concerned about my future. Is my ex required to pay me alimony in Georgia if he requested the divorce? How much will I get?

Going through a contested divorce is never easy. You have to worry about what new demands your ex will throw your way, and what the courts will award him or her, leaving you with the short end of the stick. Unfortunately, just because your ex requested the divorce does not automatically guarantee that you will receive alimony.

Different Types of Spousal Support in Georgia

Knowing how much you will get in spousal support is impossible. However, you might be able to anticipate how often you will receive money from your spouse. Here are a few of the different types of alimony you might be able to receive.

  • Temporary alimony – In some cases, the judge may require that your ex pay you temporary alimony while your divorce is finalized. This usually arrives to you on a biweekly or monthly basis.
  • Lump sum alimony – In rare cases, the judge may require your ex to give you a lump sum of money as your alimony. This is meant to help you get back on your feet until you settle in to your new life.
  • Permanent alimony – Perhaps the least common type of alimony that is awarded is permanent alimony. Although rare, it is still given in some cases. Depending on the circumstances in your divorce, you may qualify to receive alimony for the rest of your life.

Fighting for Alimony in Your Divorce

Fighting for alimony can be a tiring and emotionally difficult process. It is not uncommon for you to think you need and deserve more than what your ex is willing to agree to pay.

When it comes to fighting for your alimony, it is a good idea to have a divorce attorney in Savannah acting as your voice during the negotiations. With help from one of our lawyers, you can get the legal support and guidance you need while putting a non-bias strong voice behind your case.

Contact us today using the contact form to learn more about how we can help with your specific case.

Dwight T. Feemster
Dwight is a civil and criminal attorney in Georgia.

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