Alimony/Spousal Support


Ronald E. Dobelstein can make sure that your interests are protected in alimony or spousal support decisions. Establishment of alimony (often called spousal maintenance or spousal support) can be an important part of the final outcome of any divorce. When alimony is a factor in your divorce, it is important to speak with a well-qualified attorney. At Ronald E. Dobelstein, P.C., in Alpharetta, Georgia, we can help.

Using more than 25 years of experience, trial lawyer Ron Dobelstein is dedicated to helping his clients achieve the best possible results in Georgia alimony matters. Mr. Dobelstein uses his experience with the legal system to do this.


Sometimes the best way to achieve fair alimony results is to come to an agreement between spouses. Attorney Ron Dobelstein is an experienced negotiator who often achieves top-quality results this way. However, if you and your spouse are unable to reach agreement independently, the court may award alimony based on a series of factors:

  • The standard of living established during the marriage;
  • The duration of the marriage;
  • The age and physical and emotional condition of both parties;
  • The financial resources of each party;
  • Where applicable, the time necessary for either party to acquire sufficient education or training to enable that party to find appropriate employment;
  • The contribution of each party to the marriage, including but not limited to services rendered in homemaking, child care, education and career building of the other party;
  • The condition of the parties, including separate estate, earning capacity and fixed liabilities of the parties; and
  • Such other relative factors as the court deems equitable and proper.

Under Georgia law, the obligation to pay permanent alimony or spousal support ends when the receiving spouse remarries, unless the parties agree otherwise. Paying spouses are generally not required to continue paying when their ex has married someone else. While there are formulas for child support, there are none for alimony. We will help you understand how the law will affect your specific situation.

Marital misconduct is also relevant in a determination of an alimony award. Rarely is adultery proven by the proverbial “smoking gun.” Usually marital misconduct is proven by documents (letters, email), photographs or receipts. The circumstantial evidence can often create a framework that allows the trier of fact to fill in the details.


Ronald E. Dobelstein offers personalized legal counsel handling matters of alimony or spousal support. Let him guide you through the legal process. Contact us at 770-408-7020 or toll free at 866-408-7020. The Alpharetta, Georgia, law office of Ronald E. Dobelstein, P.C., can provide you with skilled legal support through your divorce.

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