Hendersonville Spousal Support Attorney

Sometimes in marriage, as the family expands, the couple decides that one spouse has to give up their career or work outside the home in order to take care of the home. With such arrangements, where only one spouse is working, the other spouse inevitably becomes dependent on the working spouse for their economic well-being. When such a marriage breaks down and is heading for divorce, the economically dependent spouse has the additional stress of worrying about how they will sustain themselves and get back on their feet. Spousal support provides the financial support that a spouse needs to become self-sufficient.

To find out more about spousal support, contact the Hendersonville divorce lawyers at Burdine Law Firm for more information.

  • The experienced Hendersonville spousal support lawyers at Burdine Law Firm have years of experience representing clients in Tennessee who are seeking spousal support and negotiating the terms.
  • We recognize the urgency involved in resolving spousal support issues to quickly get you to self-sufficiency after your divorce and we work tirelessly to get you the best outcome in your case.

If you are concerned about needing or having to pay spousal support after your divorce or separation, our Hendersonville spousal support attorneys can help you gain clarity about the legal aspects of spousal support. Schedule a free consultation today at (629) 529-4615 to get the legal support you need during this challenging time.

How Long Can You Receive Alimony?

Tennessee recognizes four distinct types of spousal support: (1) alimony in futuro, (2) alimony in solido, (3) rehabilitative alimony, and (4) transitional alimony. TN Code § 36-5-121 (2021).

  • Alimony in futuro: this is a form of long-term support. An award of alimony in futuro is appropriate when the economically disadvantaged spouse cannot achieve self-sufficiency and economic rehabilitation is not feasible. This could be due to the age or health status of the economically disadvantaged spouse.
  • Alimony in solido: this is another form of long-term support also known as lump sum alimony. An award of alimony in solido is typically awarded to adjust the distribution of the marital estate. It is generally not modifiable and does not terminate upon death or remarriage.
  • Rehabilitative alimony: this is short-term support that enables a disadvantaged spouse to obtain the education or training necessary to become self-reliant after the divorce. Where economic rehabilitation is unnecessary, transitional alimony may be awarded.
  • Transitional alimony: this type of alimony assists the disadvantaged spouse with the resources they need to transition from life as a married person to a single person.

Courts are not restricted in what type of support they can award and may order an award that is a combination of these different types of spousal support. The duration of alimony will depend on varying factors including your financial need and ability to become self-sufficient, and the paying party’s ability to pay.

Get Help From An Experienced Hendersonville Spousal Support Attorney

Whether you are seeking a spousal support order or defending against it, you need an experienced Hendersonville spousal support lawyer who will advocate for you every step of the way. Call the experienced attorneys at Burdine Law Firm today at (629) 529-4615 to schedule a consultation.