There are a number of situations where spousal support or alimony may be considered in a divorce. Sometimes during the course of a marriage, one party earns far more income than the other party. Or at times, one party helped the other through school. Situations like these are considered in determining and assessing spousal support.
At the Law Office of Rebecca Garren Parker we provide our clients with experienced, competent family law advice and representation. Located in Chattanooga, we represent individuals in southeast Tennessee and north Georgia. With more than 15 years of experience, attorney Parker will provide legal advice on the likelihood of alimony in your situation.
Different Types of Spousal Support
The Tennessee legislature has provided several types of alimony to address different situations:
- Transitional alimony: This spousal support is for a relatively short time period and is designed to help the spouse who earns less income adjust to living on, potentially, less money.
- Rehabilitative alimony: This is support for a spouse who might need to complete his or her education. The goal is for the recipient to be able to have a standard of living similar to the other spouse or to the standard of living during the marriage.
- Periodic (or permanent) alimony: This spousal support is for individuals who were in long-term marriages or for disabled spouses. However, this type of spousal support is disfavored by the Tennessee legislature.
- Alimony in solido (lump sum): This type of alimony is paid in one fixed sum, even if it is paid over time.
It is very important that you and your attorney consider which type of alimony may be best for your situation. It's also important to consider the tax implications of the different types of alimony and whether the alimony can be modified at a later date.
Contact Our Cleveland Spousal Support Attorney
If you are in search of a lawyer who can provide you with the information you need for your family law matter, look no further. Our law firm is focused in family law. While spousal support is complicated our Chattanooga alimony attorney is knowledgeable of the law and experienced in handling these matters. Contact our law firm online or by calling 423-933-3139 or toll free at 866-930-2618.