The goal of alimony, also called spousal maintenance, is to compensate for any economic imbalance that has developed between two spouses over the course of their marriage. In Tennessee, the law encourages judges to award alimony in many divorce cases.
At the law firm of Mitchell A. Byrd, PLLC, we offer more than 35 years of experience helping clients obtain alimony throughout central and eastern Tennessee. We are also committed to protecting clients from paying spousal support to financial-independent ex-spouses. Contact our law firm today to schedule a consultation with a highly skilled Chattanooga family law attorney.
Experienced Spousal Support Lawyers in Hamilton County
The Chattanooga spousal support attorneys at our firm have a clear understanding of the different types of alimony awarded in Tennessee, including the following:
- Alimony in futuro: This type of alimony is typically in cases involving long-term marriages. Alimony in futuro is designed to help a spouse maintain the lifestyle enjoyed during the marriage. It is awarded until death or remarriage, although it can be modified if circumstances change.
- Alimony in solido: This type of alimony is used to compensate one spouse for the other spouse receiving a larger portion of the marital property. It is often referred to as lump-sum alimony, although it can be broken up into periodic payments by court order.
- Rehabilitative alimony: This type of alimony is paid out on a temporary basis to help one spouse gain the skills and credentials needed to earn a reasonable income.
- Transitional alimony: This newer type of alimony is used to help one spouse adjust to the post-divorce living situation. It is typically paid for six to nine months.
- Alimony pendente lite: This type of alimony is typically awarded within two to three weeks of the divorce filing and stays in place while the divorce is in process.
Southeast Tennessee Spousal Support Attorneys Working for You
Judges have a great deal of discretion in awarding alimony. If you are concerned about whether you are going to end up paying or receiving alimony, it is important to talk to an experienced spousal support lawyer. The divorce attorneys at our law firm have gained knowledge through real-world experience litigating and negotiating many alimony disputes. We will apply our years of experience and legal skills to secure your rights.
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