Legal Question in Family Law in Georgia

if a couple divorce in one state and remarry years later in another state, are the years spent together in the initial marriage counted if the couple should divorce again?

Asked on 10/28/13, 6:31 pm

3 Answers from Attorneys

Glen Ashman Ashman Law Office

Years are not "counted" in a divorce.

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Answered on 10/28/13, 6:33 pm
Paula McGill Attorney at Law

Count for what?

If you are trying to complete a form, it should be spelled out that you were married x years the first time, divorced, and remarried for y years the second time.

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Answered on 10/28/13, 6:34 pm
Robert Gardner Hicks, Massey & Gardner, LLP

In terms of alimony, the number of years you are married are relevant to determine dependency, but the years for a prior marriage to the same person probably will not count, and the main factor is need and ability to pay rather than years of marriage.

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Answered on 10/29/13, 3:12 pm


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