Spousal Support Attorney in Roswell & Alpharetta
Spousal support payments, often referred to as alimony, are payments made from one spouse to another after a divorce or legal separation has taken place.
These payments are designed to allow each party to maintain a lifestyle similar to what they enjoyed prior to splitting up.
If you are faced with a spousal support hearing as part of your settlement, contact Elyssa Williams right away to work on your case.
Elyssa is an experienced Georgia family law attorney and will bring all of her knowledge to your aid.
The ruling on spousal support is based on a number of different factors. Spousal support is typically only awarded in a relationship where one of the two parties was responsible for earning the majority of money for a couple.
A judge will look at the following criteria to determine if and how much support is appropriate in a given case:
- Ability of both parties to earn a livable wage
- Lifestyle of the couple before the divorce or separation
- Factors affecting future earnings potential of both parties
- Living arrangements of both parties after they have separated
The sole goal behind spousal support is to allow both individuals to live as close to the way they did before as possible.
Sometimes spousal support is only temporary while one spouse finds employment and gets ‘on their feet.’ Other times the support payments are permanent as it is decided that one spouse will never be fully self-supportive.
The offices of Elyssa Williams are ready to work with you in fighting for a fair spousal support ruling.
We will offer you a free consultation when you call, so don’t waste any time in getting in touch. We look forward to hearing from you soon.