The AMD Alimony Estimator generates a reality-based alimony estimate. This estimate can help to set expectations and can be the basis for discussions or negotiations about the right amount of alimony in your situation. The AMD Alimony Estimator does not predict or calculate the amount of alimony a judge would determine is appropriate in your case
How the AMD Alimony Estimator Works
Georgia law does NOT provide a formula for calculating alimony, but several other states and organizations have developed formulas for calculating alimony. The AMD Alimony Estimator is based on seven alimony formulas which have been developed by courts, bar associations and legal scholars outside of Georgia. Some formulas produce both an amount of alimony to be paid and a duration for those payments. Other formulas produce only an amount.
AMD ALIMONY ESTIMATOR OUTPUTS
The result of each alimony formula is provided as an amount payable monthly and annually. If the formula provides for a duration of payments, that duration is shown in both total number of months and total number of years. Some formulas provide for “permanent” alimony in long-term marriages. This generally means that alimony would be payable so long as both spouses are living. All of these outputs are then averaged (permanent alimony is not reflected in the average duration).