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End of Alimony

End of Alimony

Death of Either Spouse

Not only may alimony terminate upon the remarriage or cohabitation of the recipient spouse with third party, alimony also terminates in Georgia upon the death of the obligated party. Specifically, Georgia law states...(click to continue reading)

Re-Marriage

As discussed in our sections concerning lump sum alimony and periodic alimony, an award of lump sum alimony is not subject to termination under Georgia law. Weaver v. Dutton, 232 Ga. 832 (1974). However, an award of periodic alimony is subject to termination for various reasons. One such reason is the remarriage of the recipient spouse. According to Georgia law, “all obligations for permanent alimony, however created, the time for performance of which has not arrived, shall terminate upon remarriage of the party to whom the obligations are owed unless otherwise provided.” O.C.G.A. § 19-6-5(b). In other words, if the recipient spouse remarries, he or she is no longer entitled to alimony...(click to continue reading)

Cohabitation

Georgia law provides for various circumstances under which periodic alimony will terminate. Many are familiar with the concept of alimony ending upon the remarriage of the recipient spouse. In Georgia, there are two other circumstances under which alimony may be terminated. One of these circumstances is the cohabitation of the recipient spouse with a romantic partner. Specifically, Georgia law states...(click to continue reading)