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Mr. Hammond served in Afghanistan and Iraq, where he received 9 medals including a Bronze Star and Combat Infantryman’s Badge. He has been practicing law since 1996 with an exclusive focus on military law, criminal law, and family law.

Alimony & Child Support

Financial issues, such as alimony or child support, can be hotly contested legal issues in divorce. Our Augusta attorneys at the Law Offices of Shawn P. Hammond and Associates have extensive experience and skills that we bring to each case — whether at the negotiating table or in a courtroom battle.

Discuss your case with our experienced alimony and child support attorneys. Our Augusta attorneys can be reached by calling 706-993-2785 or by contacting our family law firm online.

How Are Georgia Alimony Factors Applicable to Your Situation?

Alimony is not awarded in every divorce case. Rather, it is focused on one party's need for support, and the other party's ability to pay support. Alimony is an issue in which the courts weigh many factors to determine IF support is warranted, and if so, how much? Our Columbia County family law lawyers can help you understand how Georgia laws affect your rights or obligations, and provide experienced representation throughout your divorce case.

The courts consider many factors when determining cases involving alimony (also known as spousal support):

  • The marital standard of living
  • The length of the marriage
  • The age and health of each party
  • The employability of each party
  • The marital standard of living
  • Whether one party requires a period of vocation retraining
  • Whether attorney fees should be awarded within an alimony award
  • Various other factors

Adultery or other marital misconduct may be grounds for denial of alimony that would have otherwise been awarded.

Whether you are seeking rehabilitative alimony, relocation support or other type of alimony, or you are challenging it, our Augusta alimony lawyers know how to present a compelling case that favors your position.

Know Your Rights and Obligations Under Georgia Child Support Laws

Georgia child support guidelines take into consideration the income of both parents, necessary child care expenses, health insurance premiums paid for the child, extraordinary educational expenses, amount of time spent with each parent (or non-visitation by one parent), certain approved expenses and other factors deemed relevant. While strict guidelines are followed in determining child support, the court may deviate under certain circumstances, such as if there is a special needs child.

Additional child support information:

  • View Georgia's Child Support Worksheet — a printable Georgia child support calculator that enables you to estimate child support payments by entering criteria that is applicable to your situation.
  • The Georgia Division of Child Support Services handles modification and enforcement of child support, particularly issues of relocating children, collection or enforcement if one parent is failing to pay child support that has been ordered.

Contact Our Columbia County, Georgia, Family Law Attorneys

If you have questions regarding your right to alimony, need assistance challenging requests for spousal support or are seeking modification to existing alimony or child support orders, turn to our Augusta lawyers at the Law Offices of Shawn P. Hammond and Associates. Call 706-993-2785 or contact our law firm online to arrange a consultation regarding alimony or child support issues in Georgia.