Alimony, also known as spousal support, is support that is paid to a spouse for a specified duration of time. The difficult aspect in addressing alimony and spousal support in Georgia is that Georgia does not have any specific laws or formulas that calculate how much alimony should be provided or for how long; it is always assessed on a case-by-case basis. Factors which are considered include the requesting party’s need for alimony, the other party’s ability to pay, earning potential of the parties, the length of the parties’ marriage, and employment history. Since there are so many factors that play into the decision for alimony, it is important to have a seasoned attorney by your side that understands your needs and is beside you every step of the way. Call the office today to speak with Emily Yu about your case.