Franklin Spousal Support Lawyer

Spousal support is designed to provide financial assistance to the economically disadvantaged spouse after a divorce. If you are considering a divorce and are concerned about how you will maintain yourself after the divorce, the Franklin spousal support lawyers at Burdine Law Firm can help you.

  • At Burdine Law Firm, our lawyers approach spousal support matters with the urgency they deserve to fight for you to get the financial support you need after your divorce or separation.
  • Our Franklin family law lawyers will treat your case with the urgency it deserves and ensure that you are timely informed of any developments in your case.
  • Our principal, Hannah Burdine, has devoted 15 years of her legal career to domestic, matrimonial, family law, divorce, alimony, and spousal support.

If you are worried about your financial future after a divorce or separation, the Franklin spousal support attorneys at Burdine Law Firm can help you. For more information about how Burdine Law Firm can help you, call us today at (629) 529-4615 to schedule a consultation.

Types of Spousal Support Available Under Tennessee Law

When the courts have to make an order for spousal support, they consider the financial needs of each spouse as well as the financial ability of each spouse to meet those needs.

The different types of spousal support available in Tennessee are provided for in TN Code ยง 36-5-121 (2021). A court may award:

  • Rehabilitative alimony – rehabilitative alimony is awarded to help a disadvantaged spouse achieve, with reasonable effort, an earning capacity that can afford them a standard of living comparable to what they enjoyed while they were married.
  • Alimony in futuro (also known as periodic alimony) – when rehabilitative alimony will not achieve its desired effect, the court may award alimony in futuro, which is a long-term payment that continues until the death or remarriage of the economically disadvantaged spouse.
  • Transitional alimony – transitional alimony is a temporary award to assist the economically disadvantaged spouse in adjusting to the economic consequences of the divorce or legal separation.
  • Alimony in solido (also known as lump sum alimony) – alimony in solido is a lump sum calculated to provide financial support to the economically disadvantaged spouse. It may be ordered to be paid in installments over a definite period of time.

While the court may award any one of these types of spousal support, the court may award an order that is a combination of these different types of spousal support.

Contact an Experienced Franklin Spousal Support Attorney

Whether you are seeking a spousal support order or modification of an order, you deserve to be treated fairly. The Franklin spousal support attorneys at Burdine Law Firm have the skill and experience to protect your interests and help you get the financial support you deserve. You need a knowledgeable spousal support attorney who understands the law and can gather evidence to support your claim. Call the Franklin spousal support attorneys at Burdine Law Firm today at (629) 529-4615 to schedule a consultation.