MTR Family Law, PLLC has helped clients throughout the Nashville area pursue fair resolutions for alimony. Our spousal support attorneys represent spouses seeking or facing alimony payments throughout Middle Tennessee. We can listen to the details of your situation and discuss your options.
More commonly known as alimony, spousal support provides financial support after a divorce to the spouse who earns less or no income at all. An alimony agreement is sometimes reached between the divorced couple with the help of a spousal support lawyer; otherwise, a court decision will dictate the amount and length of payments.
If the court must decide alimony, many matters will be considered. Under certain circumstances, alimony may not be awarded at all. To determine whether your divorce calls for spousal support, the court may consider:
After a divorce, if you were previously responsible for taking care of children while your significant other worked, you may have lost certain job skills and experience. In such a case, spousal support may be necessary to meet your living costs as you gain necessary job training and secure employment. Alimony is not the same thing as child support.
Under Tennessee law, alimony is divided into four types:
In determining the type, amount, and length of an alimony award, a court may consider a variety of factors. Alimony must be agreed to, or awarded, at the time of a divorce and may not be sought after the fact.
If you are in the process of getting divorced or have recently become divorced, the Nashville spousal support attorneys at MTR Family Law, PLLC will make sure you will get the financial support you need.