Tennessee authorizes different types of alimony depending on the ability of the spouse who cannot earn a current living to get and keep a paying job. Many spouses supported their husband or wife by taking care of the children, maintaining the marital home, and working to create friends and relationships throughout the community - while the other spouse was earning a paycheck. Many spouses, with some help, can enter or get back into the workforce quickly. Other spouses, such as those with a disability or who are much older, have little or no ability to ever earn a sustainable income.
At The Law Office Of Tara Carter, our Middle Tennessee alimony lawyers are respected family law trial attorneys. We understand the factors used to determine eligibility for alimony and what evidence must be shown to prove those factors apply or do not apply in your case. We negotiate fair settlements but try your case in court if your spouse is not being cooperative. Our lawyers have been fighting for spouses for nearly 10 years.
Tennessee provides for the following types of alimony depending on the circumstances of the spouses. Generally, a spouse gets just one of the four kinds of alimony but sometimes multiple types can be awarded:
Our Middle Tennessee alimony attorneys assert every factor in your favor and contest those factors that aren't. The key factors in alimony dispute cases are:
Alimony is a payment in addition to equitable distribution of marital assets. At The Law Office Of Tara Carter, our Middle Tennessee alimony lawyers explain that equitable distribution is what sets the financial playing field. It is alimony or a job that allows a spouse to pay the ongoing bills, save, and have money to enjoy life and support a family. We fight to get nonworking spouses a just alimony award. To review your case now, please phone our firm at (615) 495-6000 or fill out our online contact form to make an appointment. Our lawyers advise residents of Brentwood, Hendersonville, Nashville, Goodlettsville, Lebanon, Murfreesboro, and the surrounding locations.