Nolensville Alimony Attorney

One of the key issues that must be resolved in a divorce case is alimony. Whether one spouse will receive financial support from the other spouse. If you will be the paying spouse, you may be concerned about how much you will have to pay and for how long. Likewise, if you will be receiving alimony, you will also be concerned about how much you will receive, the duration of payments, and circumstances that may result in the termination of your alimony. Whether you anticipate paying alimony or you think you might be entitled to alimony, you should speak to an experienced alimony lawyer who can assess the facts of your case and advise you based on your particular facts. For more information about how a Nolensville divorce lawyer can help you, contact Burdine Law Firm at (629) 529-4615.

  • At Burdine Law Firm, our skilled alimony lawyers are ready to help you navigate what lies ahead in your financial future after divorce.
  • Our Nolensville family law lawyers will help you pursue an outcome that helps ease your transition back into the single life and protects your financial future.
  • Our principal, Hannah Burdine, has 15 years of experience as a divorce litigator and we are prepared to take your case to court if necessary.

There are many factors that determine whether alimony will be awarded in your divorce case. Our Nolensville alimony lawyers can help you navigate the legal process of alimony and advocate on your behalf. Call Burdine Law Firm today at (629) 529-4615 to schedule a consultation with one of our alimony lawyers.

Types of Alimony Under Tennessee State Law

Tennessee recognizes four types of alimony under TN Code § 36-5-121 (2021), namely:

  • Alimony in futuro
  • Alimony in solido
  • Rehabilitative alimony
  • Transitional alimony

Alimony in futuro and alimony in solido are both forms of long-term support that can be awarded. While alimony in futuro is appropriate when the receiving spouse cannot achieve self-sufficiency and economic rehabilitation is not feasible because of age, physical health, or other reasons, alimony in solido is usually awarded as a lump sum to adjust the distribution of the marital estate.

Rehabilitative alimony and transitional alimony are short-term support. Rehabilitative alimony is appropriate where the receiving spouse needs assistance obtaining an education or training to become self-sufficient after the divorce. Where there is no need for rehabilitation, an economically disadvantaged spouse may need support to facilitate the transition from married life to single status.

Can Alimony be Modified in Nolensville, Tennessee?

Whether alimony can be modified will depend on the type of alimony awarded. For example, TN Code § 36-5-121(g)(2) (2021) provides that transitional alimony may be modified only if:

  • The parties agree,
  • The court provides for modification in the divorce decree, or
  • The receiving spouse resides with a third party after the divorce.

Alimony in Solido may be modified only if the parties agree.

In any case, where alimony can be modified, the party seeking modification has the burden of showing a substantial and material change of circumstances. If you are subject to an existing alimony order and wish to increase, decrease, or in some other way modify the order, an experienced alimony lawyer will be able to advise you on your legal position.

Contact the Experienced Nolensville Alimony Lawyers at Burdine Law Firm

Our Nolensville alimony attorneys are ready to help you protect your finances in your alimony case. Call Burdine Law Firm today at (629) 529-4615 to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced lawyers.