Holland Roddenbery has experience helping clients with pre and post-divorce financial considerations needed to support the family. We make recommendations on how expenses will be paid during the divorce and post-divorce when one household is split into two households.
In deciding how households are split into two, support can be paid temporarily, while the divorce is pending, or permanently, once the divorce is final.
Our lawyers at Holland Roddenbery are skilled in working through support issues and, more importantly, the implications of how support agreements made today will impact your future. We are sensitive to all financial needs of our clients’ lives and because we work hard to always be prepared, we ensure we’re prepared for negotiations, settlements, and mediation.
Alimony differs from child support. It is financial support paid to a spouse for financial maintenance. Alimony can be both temporary and permanent. There is no automatic formula to determine alimony amounts or terms in Georgia.
Holland Roddenbery brings our extensive experience to bear in pursuing and defending claims for alimony for our clients. Whether you are the spouse receiving or providing the alimony, we will support your claims and offer practical advice.
Child support guidelines vary by state and are often complex and challenging to navigate. Tina Roddenbery co-authored the Georgia child support guidelines, O.C.G.A. 19-6-15 and she has taught continuing education seminars to other attorneys about the child support guidelines. Her experience, as well as that of Holland Roddenbery’s other attorneys, is invaluable when it comes to establishing child support arrangements for our clients.
Income is used to determine child support rates, but determination of income requires extensive fact gathering from all sources including salaries, commissions, bonuses, interest and dividends, and trust and pension income, as well. Our firm specializes in these complex negotiations and determinations and has extensive experience with issues ranging from private school tuition, summer camps, extraordinary extracurricular expenses, and programs for special needs children.
During the separation and prior to deciding on a divorce, a dependent spouse will need financial support. Separate Maintenance is the legal establishment of this support, which protects the dependent spouse during the separation. Separate Maintenance provides financial stability and is often an alternative when both parties agree divorce is not appropriate, with the couple each declaring the separation and living in separate residences with separate lives.
Holland Roddenbery is your ideal advocate if you are choosing a separation without a divorce. Let us help protect your financial stability during this phase.