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Last updated on June 17, 2024

When filing for legal separation or divorce, the subject of alimony and spousal support is often an issue. The attorneys at McKinnish Law Group can help either party obtain the financial support they are deserving of. While some couples totally agree upon a set amount of spousal support or alimony, others do not.

When a couple cannot agree upon a fixed amount, an attorney who is skilled in seeking alimony and spousal support is of great use. This attorney must be highly skilled in this area because there are many aspects that will be considered by a court before an approval for support will be granted. Using an attorney from the law offices of McKinnish Law Group enables someone in need of spousal support to receive the amount they so justly deserve.

How Is Alimony Calculated In Tennessee?

In Tennessee, the court may require alimony to be paid by one spouse to the other based on several factors outlined in TN Code § 36-5-121. The court will consider the following:

  • Relative earning capacity, obligations, needs and financial resources of each party
  • Education and training of each party
  • Duration of the marriage
  • Age, the physical and mental health of both parties
  • Separate assets of each party
  • Provisions made concerning marital property division
  • Living standards established during the marriage
  • Tangible and intangible contributions of each party to the marriage
  • The relative fault of the parties (if deemed appropriate)
  • Tax consequences to each party

The court aims to help ensure the economically disadvantaged spouse can maintain a standard of living after divorce that is reasonably comparable to the marital standard of living or the post-divorce standard expected to be available to the other spouse.

Forms Of Alimony Payments Available In Tennessee

The Tennessee law recognizes four different types of alimony:

  • Rehabilitative alimony: Temporary support paid to an economically disadvantaged spouse to allow them to gain the education, training or experience needed to boost their earning capacity and financial independence.
  • Alimony in futuro (periodic alimony): Long-term support paid until the recipient’s death or remarriage when economic rehabilitation is not feasible.
  • Transitional alimony: Short-term support to help a spouse adjust to the economic consequences of divorce when rehabilitation is not necessary. It is paid for a definite period and is generally not modifiable.
  • Alimony in solido (lump-sum alimony): Refers to a definite total amount of support paid all at once or in installments over a specific time. It is not modifiable and does not end upon the recipient’s death or remarriage.

Determining whether or how alimony should be awarded can significantly impact your financial future. Our Knoxville alimony attorneys can closely analyze your unique situation and work to achieve the most favorable outcome on your behalf. We are always dedicated to aggressively representing our client’s interests.

The Importance Of Legal Representation

This is especially important for a spouse who has been a stay-at-home mother or father. When one marital partner is bringing in the primary financial resources for a family, it tends to put the other at a disadvantage when the marriage is being dissolved. A spouse who has been provided for and has little or no means of supporting themselves will find that spousal support or alimony is necessary for them to survive.

Beyond survival, a spouse deserves to be supported in the same manner in which they were when living inside of the marital home according to specific laws. Often without adequate legal counsel, many spouses do not receive the amount of financial support they are entitled to and deserve as a part of the broader issue of property division. This is why it is so important to have an attorney who is skilled and knowledgeable in all areas of family law.

The attorneys of McKinnish Law Group are leaders in the arena when it comes to family law. Our attorneys work hard to get their clients the alimony and spousal support they need and deserve. Living in a financially unstable world makes it difficult just to survive; having to survive without adequate financial means is something our attorneys strive to protect their clients from.

How We Represent Our Clients

Our attorneys approach each case with professionalism and the right amount of dedication needed to win their clients’ cases. Clients are kept up to date and are well informed of each aspect of their case. Our attorneys feel that building a credible relationship with their clientele enables them to have a winning edge in the courtroom.

By handling a case in this manner, our attorneys are able to build a solid case that is a sure winner. Due to the fact that many clients seek alimony and spousal support to also help with the care of children, it is essential to have a solid case to present to a judge. The abundant resources and fearless dedication possessed by each of the attorneys of McKinnish Law Group enable them to build cases that are rock-solid winners.

Meet With Us Today

Before hiring an attorney, it is wise to check their reputation and be certain they are able to build a case that is solid. Family law matters can be tricky, so it is crucial to choose a law firm that has an impeccable reputation. McKinnish Law Group is a law firm that is built upon a solid reputation for getting clientele the amount of alimony and spousal support that they deserve. Call us at 865-229-9854 or email us here to schedule your initial consultation.