Lawrenceville Spousal Support and Property Division Lawyer
Stepp Law will help secure your assets
As a seasoned litigator, Richard Stepp has litigated countless complicated divorce cases, concentrating on the division of marital property and the awarding of spousal support. In the trying divorce process, it is crucial to have an experienced advocate who will work diligently to protect your financial security.
Division of marital property
Division of marital property is among the most challenging aspects of divorce law. Under Georgia’s property division laws, marital property is all property acquired during the marriage, with certain exceptions. Each spouse is entitled to an equitable share of all marital property acquired during the marriage, excluding gifts from third parties and inheritances. Since there is no set formula or percentage used to divide marital assets, it is important to have an experienced divorce lawyer to represent your interests to the judge or jury that ultimately makes the final decision.
Spousal support (“alimony”)
Spousal support, or “alimony,” is payment by one spouse to the other for support and maintenance. A court can choose to grant spousal support to either the husband or wife, and it may be for a limited time, until the receiving spouse remarries or passes away. The support may be paid in either one lump sum of money or property, or it may be spread out over time. It is important to note that spouses who commit adultery or are guilty of desertion may not claim or receive spousal support under Georgia law.
Courts may consider the following factors when setting a spousal support amount:
- Length of the marriage
- Grounds for divorce
- Each spouse’s financial situation and ability to reach financial independence after divorce
- Each spouse’s contributions to the household during the marriage
- Each spouse’s age and health at the time of divorce
- Each spouse’s earning potential and education
- Standard of living each spouse had during the marriage
At Stepp Law, we will carefully analyze the facts and circumstances of your financial situation and work with you to determine the best course of action to secure your assets. If your particular spousal support arrangement needs modification at any time, you can trust our legal team.
Contact Lawrenceville spousal support and property division attorney for a free initial consultation
For more than 17 years, Stepp Law spousal support lawyers have represented plaintiffs and defendants in various aspects of Georgia property division law. Call Stepp Law at 678-987-8490 or contact us online to speak with our experienced divorce attorneys, serving Walton and Gwinnett County.