Experienced Franklin & Columbia Alimony Lawyers Provide Options

Advocating fair alimony awards in Spring Hill, Brentwood, Murfreesboro, Lawrenceburg and Pulaski

Alimony orders require one spouse to make support payments to the other after divorce, legal separation, or for separate maintenance. If you’re wondering about the amount or duration of the alimony you might receive or be obligated to pay, the Law Offices of Adrian H. Altshuler & Associates can fully inform you of the possible options. After more than 20 years of divorce representation, we have the knowledge and experience to evaluate your circumstances to anticipate how the court might rule. From there, we can devise strategies to achieve your best alimony outcome.

Types of alimony awarded in Tennessee

Tennessee statutes provide four types of spousal support:

  • Rehabilitative alimony.  The purpose of rehabilitative alimony is to rehabilitate a spouse’s earning capability so the spouse can be self-supportive.  Courts may allow it for a spouse who wants to return to school or college to obtain a degree or enter a training program for a certain profession or occupation.
  • Alimony in futuro (also called periodic alimony).  In futuro is alimony that a spouse pays until the disadvantaged spouse remarries, dies, or circumstances warrant that the court orders it discontinued.  This alimony is a fixed amount paid at determined intervals.  The courts may award this type of alimony when a spouse enjoyed a high standard of living with the other spouse and it is unlikely the spouse will ever be able to earn a comparable living.  Courts can award it in addition to rehabilitative alimony.
  • Transitional alimony. As the name implies, transitional alimony is short term and has the purpose of helping a spouse adjust immediately after divorce.  The spouse would be capable of self-support and not need rehabilitative alimony.
  • Alimony in solido.  Alimony in solido is the most fixed type of alimony.  A spouse must pay it even when the other spouse remarries or dies.  Spouses cannot modify the established amount and it lasts for a finite time period.  Spouses can pay the alimony in installments or through a lump sum.

Spousal support attorneys from Altshuler & Associates can help couples negotiate any of these options or a combination of the four types, depending on their unique circumstances. If you also have questions about provisions for your children, you can consult our child support lawyers.

Contact a knowledgeable alimony lawyer in central Tennessee

The Law Offices of Adrian H. Altshuler & Associates serves clients in Williamson County. To schedule a free consultation to discuss your alimony issue, call us at 615-977-9370 or contact our Franklin or Columbia TN office online.