friends husband wants divorce after 20 years of marriage

can’t afford house alone, he is going to stay in it. she feels he wants divorce now that son is 18 and out of house. what about alimony after 20 years of marriage in the state of Georgia

Asked on July 1, 2009 under Family Law, Georgia

Answers:

N. K., Member, Iowa and Illinois Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

A court will award alimony on a case-by-case basis. Factors that the court considers include: (1) duration of the marriage; (2) future earning capacity and financial resources of each party; (3) the age and medical condition of each party; and (4) the standard of living sustained during the marriage.

N. K., Member, Iowa and Illinois Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

A court will award alimony on a case-by-case basis. Factors that the court considers include: (1) duration of the marriage; (2) future earning capacity and financial resources of each party; (3) the age and medical condition of each party; and (4) the standard of living sustained during the marriage.


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