Spousal support is a means to keep spouses on similar financial footing after a divorce and to prevent putting a lower income spouse at a disadvantage simply because he or she gave up career advances during the marriage in order to take care of the family. A court has many factors to consider in making the decision whether or not to award alimony.
Fathers have traditionally been at a disadvantage in the awarding of custody. In the past they have often received visitation rights and legal custody. Avoiding mistakes during a divorce, however, may increase their chances of receiving the custody arrangement they request.
Atlanta can be a great place to live, but sometimes people want or need to move away, for a job offer, an educational opportunity, a new love or just for a change of scenery. For many people, moving requires little more than packing and renting a truck. For parents who are sharing custody of a child, things are a lot harder.
Whether married, separated or single, parents in Georgia understand that caring for a child often requires much time, patience and money. Child support allows the costs of raising a child to be covered by both parents, not just the parent with whom the child resides most of the time. Parents should remember that these payments are for the benefit of the child and should be used to meet their personal needs.