How to Get an Alimony Modification in Georgia

by Mary Stearns-Montgomery
in Divorce

While alimony is not a requirement in Georgia it can be awarded when the situation is right. Alimony, just like child support, can also be modified post-divorce when necessary after it has been granted. Below are some reasons why your alimony payment may be modified.

Change of Financial Status:

Alimony payment/support may be modified in Georgia is if there is a change in income or financial status of either spouse or if the spouse that is paying alimony hits a financial setback including losing his/her job or receiving a reduction in income. A modification in alimony may also occur if the spouse receiving alimony gains a large sum of money through inheritance or other means.

Keep in mind alimony payment/support can also be modified upward if the spouse paying alimony gains a raise or the spouse receiving alimony has a sudden decrease in income.

Cohabitation:

In Georgia, alimony payments may also be modified or eliminated if the spouse receiving alimony support decides to cohabitate with another regardless of gender. If the spouse petitioning for a modification can not fully prove their ex-spouse is cohabitating, then the petitioner will be responsible for paying any attorney fees incurred by the defense during the process.

If you believe you have a case for alimony modification you should immediately speak to a Georgia family law attorney to discuss your options.