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Will Georgia residents continue to receive alimony?

In today's society where women are becoming breadwinners almost as often as men, alimony still continues to be a hot topic. Gone are the days when women were automatically entitled to alimony in order to maintain the lifestyle they were accustomed to during a marriage. A recent article that gives a more in-depth look into the changing of alimony laws could be of interest to Georgia residents who find themselves facing the issue.

When alimony originated, it was typically awarded to a woman after the "wrongdoing" of her husband. Groups now state that individuals abuse alimony opportunities and the idea of whether it should be awarded, along with how to calculate it, needs to be looked into. It is also important to note that women are not the only ones who receive alimony in today's society where the number of stay-at-home dads is on the rise.

One of the biggest questions still lingering is how long alimony should be awarded after the divorce. It is typically awarded to help an individual get back on their feet financially following a divorce. Some suggest it is being abused and is now a way of life rather than just a temporary source of help.

Any Georgia resident who is facing an alimony situation may benefit from staying up-to-date on the changing laws. Every state is taking a look at what is the most beneficial for the individuals and therefore the laws could change as a person is navigating their way through the process. For those receiving alimony, having a plan on the best way to use the money could help determine the most positive way to become self-sufficient for the long-term.

Source:, Alimony still serves important purpose, No author, Jan. 16, 2014

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