Franklin, TN Alimony Lawyers
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If you are going through a divorce, Neil Campbell of Story, Abernathy & Campbell can help you pursue an alimony arrangement that works for you. Regardless of whether you are seeking payment or are being required to pay, our Franklin spousal support attorneys can offer you the solid counsel and aggressive advocacy you need.
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Summary of Spousal Support in TN
Spousal support is awarded in Tennessee when one spouse has a need and the other spouse has the ability to pay. Types of alimony include: alimony in solido, alimony in future, rehabilitative alimony, and transitional alimony. The duration of the payments will depend on specific circumstances of each spouse.
Types of Alimony in Tennessee
In Tennessee, alimony refers to the payment that one spouse makes to the other following a divorce. The court can choose to award one of several types of alimony based on the couple’s circumstances.
A spouse may be awarded:
- Alimony in solido: Also known as “lump sum alimony,” this support option is often awarded to a spouse to compensate for uneven property distribution, such as when marital assets cannot be physically divided or if a spouse wishes to maintain ownership of a particular asset.
- Alimony in futuro: Also called periodic alimony, this payment is for those who end up with significantly fewer assets than their spouse because of separate property holdings. It is often awarded to spouses coming out of marriages that lasted 20 years or longer.
- Rehabilitative alimony: This is designed to help spouses coming out of shorter-term marriages who need support to obtain education or training to reenter the workforce.
- Transitional alimony: This is short-term financial support granted to the disadvantaged spouse so that he or she can adjust to life as a divorced, single person.
The Duration of Spousal Support
Currently, there is no minimum or maximum payment period for alimony in Tennessee. The duration of spousal support payments depends upon each couple’s particular situation. Ultimately, the court will determine when the payments will terminate.
Factors impacting the duration of alimony include:
- The spouses’ age and health
- The length of the marriage
- The receiving spouse’s financial need
- The contributing spouse’s ability to pay
- The fault of either spouse in the divorce
- The value of each spouse’s assets after the division of property
- The ability of the receiving spouse to be self-supporting
If the spousal support order permits modification, either spouse can petition to have it altered if they can demonstrate a material change in circumstances. The most common changes that necessitate an alimony modification are a change in either spouse’s income or a change in relationship status.
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