The end of a marriage requires couples to make significant adjustments to their lives. Sometimes, this transition requires an award of support from one person to another in order to help adjust to having a single income. At Law Offices of Burch & Lockhart, our Manchester spousal support lawyers help people who are seeking support, as well as those who are being ordered to pay. In the end, our goal is to reach a fair settlement that allows the receiving spouse to make a necessary transition without putting a financial strain on the person paying support.
If you are going through a divorce and are concerned about alimony and support issues, you need experienced legal representation. Call 931-723-7997 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your situation.
Types Of Spousal Support
Our Manchester spousal maintenance lawyers will review your situation to determine what type of support will best fit your situation. There are four types of spousal support in Tennessee:
Alimony in futuro — This is the type of support payment that most often comes to mind when people think of alimony. It sets up a certain monthly amount that is to be paid to an ex-spouse until that spouse either remarries or passes away.
Transitional alimony — This is a system that is designed to help an ex-spouse transition to a life with a single income. As such, payments are designed to last for a period of two to five years, just long enough for an ex-spouse to be able to establish himself or herself on his or her own.
Rehabilitative alimony — When one spouse either stayed at home throughout the marriage, or had a significantly lower paying job than the other spouse, rehabilitative alimony may be ordered. This type of support is meant to enable the receiving spouse to gain the necessary education or training to move toward a lifestyle that he or she had enjoyed during the marriage.
Periodic alimony — In this system, a set amount of money is to be paid to an ex-spouse over a period of time. This is typically ordered during property division, particularly with the division of complex marital assets. For example, when dividing a business, one spouse may be ordered to pay the other spouse for his or her share of the business over time.
When you come to Law Offices of Burch & Lockhart, we will thoroughly review your situation and let you know what type of alimony may be best suited for your situation. It is important to remember that support payments are not necessarily set in stone. If you have experienced a substantial change in circumstances, it may be possible to seek a modification of support.
Dedicated Defense Against Alimony Payments
In some cases, alimony may not be appropriate. We provide dedicated defense against alimony orders if you are unable to make payments, or if your spouse is at fault in causing the divorce. We will thoroughly review your situation and let you know what course of action may be best to take.
Call For A Free Consultation With A Middle Tennessee Alimony Lawyer
Support payment matters can be complicated and emotionally contentious. We can help guide you through the process and will work to ensure that any plan is ultimately fair for all parties involved. Contact our Manchester spousal support attorney online, or call 931-723-7997 for a free initial consultation to discuss your situation. Our office hours are from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and evenings and weekends by appointment.