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The Long-Term Concerns Of Alimony And Child Support

Financial issues, such as alimony or child support, can be hotly contested legal issues in divorce. Attorney Shawn Hammond at Shawn P. Hammond and Associates has extensive experience and skills that he brings to each case – whether at the negotiating table or in a courtroom battle.

Discuss your case with an experienced alimony and child support attorney, Shawn Hammond. He can be reached by calling 706-993-2785 or contacting the 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 whether support is warranted and, if so, how much. Attorney Shawn Hammond 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), including:

  • 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 another type of alimony or you are challenging it, Shawn Hammond knows 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, the 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 modifications 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 A Family Law Attorney

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 Shawn P. Hammond and Associates. Call 706-993-2785 or contact the law firm online to arrange a consultation regarding alimony or child support issues in Georgia.