Clarksville Spousal Support Attorneys
Serving Your Best Interests
Spousal support, known in Tennessee and many other states as alimony, provides a former spouse with the ability to continue in his or her former standard of living after a divorce. These payments can be either a temporary or permanent arrangement, depending on the circumstances. Aldred Law Firm helps you negotiate a fair spousal support arrangement.
Ask our Clarksville divorce lawyers for a free consultation regarding your needs for spousal support by calling (931) 648-9621.
Negotiating the Terms of Your Agreement
Spousal support payments cover not only the basic needs of a former spouse, but also may be used to support a disabled spouse, one who is out of work, or one who has certain medical expenses for which he or she used to depend on the partner to pay.
If the court is handling your divorce, they will look at the following items to determine the amount paid in spousal support:
- Length of marriage
- Employment status of each spouse
- Former standard of living, particularly for large estates
- Division of assets, especially if it seems inequitable
- Disability of a spouse
- Health care needs of a spouse
- Mental condition of each party
- Tax responsibilities
Tennessee courts also take into account fault within a divorce. This means that if the court decides that one partner is at fault for the divorce, he or she may be liable to pay more in alimony. "Fault" may be assigned to one of the parties if the divorce involves an affair or abuse. The consideration of a "fault" divorce is unique to Tennessee, for many other states have adopted a "no-fault" divorce policy.
Protect your rights and assets when it comes to spousal support and alimony negotiations by contacting our Clarksville divorce lawyers. We offer free consultations at (931) 648-9621.