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Alimony is payment made by one party to the other after the divorce, either by court order or by mutual agreement. In Georgia, alimony is granted in limited situations considering the length of the marriage, the standard of living established during the marriage, financial resources of each party, and the time necessary for either party to acquire sufficient education to be employed.
A spouse can be awarded temporary alimony when the parties first separated until the final decree of divorce. Temporary alimony pays for the daily necessities of the non-income earning spouse and can also include attorney’s fees and the expenses of the divorce litigation.