Swift Help from Franklin, Brentwood & Columbia Temporary Support Attorneys

Spousal maintenance and child support during your divorce process in Spring Hill and Murfreesboro

When divorce strikes like a bolt from the blue, a dependent spouse has more than the emotional blow to deal with. She (since it is usually the wife), must wonder where the next rent check will come from, or the next phone, utility and even grocery payment. Few stay-at-home moms can flip a switch and become primary breadwinners and sole custodians of the children overnight. Under such circumstances, it’s imperative that you get an immediate court order for temporary support. For more than 30 years, the Law Offices of Adrian H. Altshuler & Associates has helped spouses in the early stages of divorce get ample support to see them through this difficult period of time, including:

  • Temporary alimony during divorce
  • Temporary child support during divorce
  • Motions for child support in paternity actions

Decisive, prompt action on joint accounts

In particularly acrimonious divorces, it’s not unusual for one party to clean out joint savings and checking accounts and cancel joint credit cards. When the primary earner does this to a dependent spouse, it creates a crisis. Adrian Altshuler acts quickly to counter this kind of activity by petitioning the court for orders that freeze marital assets until they can be distributed equitably. A dependent spouse is also entitled to fair alimony until the divorce becomes final.

Temporary support linked to child custody

Just as the noncustodial parent pays regular child support to the custodial parent, the court can order the noncustodial parent to pay temporary child support. Parents may wish to avoid support payments by obtaining joint custody, but only if they have established a stable home environment, where the children can be safe and well supervised. The court usual favors keeping the children in the home they have known during this interim period.  The capable lawyers at the Law Offices of Adrian H. Altshuler & Associates manage a range of issues related to child support and child visitation in Spring Hill, Brentwood, Murfreesboro and throughout Tennessee.

Temporary support orders in cases of paternity

Under Tennessee law, the court shall issue a temporary order of child support in cases of disputed paternity. So, if a mother makes a motion in court supported by reasonable evidence that the man in question fathered her child, the court shall order that man to pay support until genetic testing produces a final determination of paternity. The court will apply the factors in the state child support guidelines to determine the amount of support it orders.

Contact a diligent lawyer for temporary support in Lawrenceburg and Pulaski

The Law Offices of Adrian H. Altshuler & Associates takes proactive steps to ensure fair temporary child support and alimony. For legal services throughout Lawrenceburg, Pulaski, and Williamson county Tennessee, call today at 615-977-9370 or use our convenient online form to schedule your free initial consultation.