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Alimony - Spousal Maintenance Lawyer - Knoxville, TN
Knoxville Spousal Support Attorney
For couples who are divorcing, alimony / spousal maintenance can be a difficult issue to resolve. In some cases, one spouse will ask another spouse for alimony or spousal support (also known as spousal maintenance). Alimony is the court-ordered payment of money to your spouse after the dissolution of marriage. If you made more money or were the primary breadwinner, there is a good chance your spouse will seek alimony - spousal maintenance.
How much alimony will I be entitled to from my divorce?
Some couples are able to agree on alimony / spousal maintenance and won’t need the court or a judge to intervene. If you and your spouse can’t come to an agreement, a Judge will consider these factors when deciding on the amount of spousal maintenance to be awarded - some of these factors include:
Any Pre or Postnuptial Agreements In Place
Each Spouse’s Contribution to the Marriage
Each Spouse’s Mental & Physical Health
The Length of Your Marriage
The Spouses Ages
Your Marital Incomes, Assets, & Debts
Your Future Income Potential
Your Standard of Living
The Tennessee courts can award four different types of alimony / spousal maintenance depending on your or your partner’s financial needs and circumstances.
Upon divorce, one spouse may ask the court for a lump-sum payment or periodic payments of support from the other spouse. The amount and duration of spousal support payments generally depend on the length of the marriage and the standard of living during the marriage. We can help ensure you come out of divorce with a fair alimony / spousal support arrangement.
Contact A Knoxville Alimony / Spousal Maintenance Attorney
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