There are many financial issues that need to be considered in a divorce, including the matter of alimony. Alimony, or spousal support, is calculated based upon the spouse’s net income(s), duration of the marriage, earnings capacity of the spouses, the division of assets and debts, and other financial factors. If you are concerned about the financial issues that come along with the end of a marriage and whether you or your spouse is entitled to alimony, it is important to seek experienced legal advice.
At the law firm of Baskin & Baskin, P.C., our Marietta spousal support attorneys represent clients throughout the Atlanta metro area in all family law matters. We can answer the many questions that you may have regarding your financial future, and we will discuss your concerns so you know what to expect down the road.
Making an Alimony Determination
Spousal support refers to the financial support that is provided to a spouse after a legal separation and prior to the filing of a divorce complaint. This form of support is based on a number of factors, including financial need and the ability to pay.
Alimony is determined after a final divorce decree is entered by the family court. Alimony may be decided amicably between the two parties, through negotiation or a determination may be made by the court. Calculations are based on a variety of factors specific to each individual’s situation. Our attorneys will carefully review all assets, debts and other factors to help clients reach a resolution that is in their best interests.