Alimony and Spousal Support
While alimony is not granted in every divorce, one spouse can request monetary support on a temporary or permanent basis while a case is ongoing or after a case is concluded. Alimony is typically determined by the following factors:
- Each partner’s income and role during the marriage
- Which partner has primary residential care of the children
- Tangible and intangible property value during the marriage
- A disadvantaged spouse’s education and job skills
- The fault of partner in disrupting the marriage
- The length of the marriage and the age of the parties
- The physical and mental health of a spouse
How a Divorce Lawyer Assists with Alimony & Support Cases
I carefully examine all factors in the marriage to help determine if alimony is justified, what amount should be given, and for how long. If you are currently under a court order to pay alimony and spousal support and need an increase in payments or need to decrease the payments you are making because of a change in your circumstances, I can provide you legal assistance with adjusting or terminating alimony payments.
Alimony awards can also include provisions for continuation of health insurance and life insurance, possession of a marital residence, and lump sum awards.
Call on Karen Cain for help with alimony and spousal support issues
I will answer your questions, evaluate your case, and quote you estimated fees. My Nashville office is easily accessible by public transportation and local interstates. Contact us online or call 615-467-1804.