Divorce in GA FAQs

Attorney Shin answers frequently asked questions related to divorce in GA, from alimony to property division.

1. Can lump sum alimony be modified in Georgia?

“In Georgia, lump sum alimony may not be modified. Lump sum alimony is a type of alimony where the amount is definite and without any conditions.”

2. Is adultery bar to alimony in GA?

“In a divorce case, if adultery is the cause of separation between the spouses, then the spouse that committed adultery will not be awarded alimony because adultery is a bar to alimony.”

3. Is there interest on unpaid child support in GA?

“Unpaid child support in Georgia that is 30 days or more past due accrues an interest of 7% per annum. That means that each child support payment that is 30 days or more past due accrues 7% interest per year.”

4. When may child custody in Georgia be modified?

“In Georgia, custody, including visitation, may be modified if there are material change of circumstances affecting the welfare of the minor children.”

5. Are retirement accounts divided in a divorce?

“In a divorce in Georgia, retirement accounts, such as IRA, 401(k), and pension, may be subject to an equitable division.”
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