Alimony Lawyer in Franklin, TN

Family Law Representation in Williamson & Davidson Counties

Alimony, also known as spousal support, is an issue that often arises in Tennessee divorce and legal separation cases. This financial obligation is not automatic in any divorce and must be requested by a spouse during the legal process. In many cases, it can become a contested matter. 

McGill Law provides seasoned legal representation to those seeking or contesting alimony during divorce or separation. Our Franklin alimony attorney also represents individuals in post-divorce alimony matters, such as when a spouse seeks to modify or enforce payments through the courts. Ms. McGill handles such cases with the utmost attention to detail and careful consideration. Our mission is to help you secure a fair and just resolution. 

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What You Need to Know about Alimony in Tennessee

Alimony aims to protect the economic fairness of the lesser-earning spouse in a Tennessee divorce, allowing them to maintain a standard of living reasonably close to what they had during the marriage. 

This financial obligation can be highly contentious because it directly impacts both parties' finances post-divorce. The party required to pay may feel the amount is too high or unnecessary, while the recipient might depend on this support to meet basic needs. The disparity in income and lifestyle expectations often makes the alimony negotiation a critical and contested part of divorce proceedings.

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How Long Does Alimony Last?

The duration of alimony varies widely and is often determined by the specifics of the marriage and divorce agreement. In Tennessee, the length of the marriage is a significant factor in deciding how long alimony payments continue. 

For example, shorter marriages might result in temporary or short-term rehabilitative alimony that lasts only until the recipient spouse becomes financially independent. Courts might award long-term or permanent alimony for longer marriages, particularly those over 20 years.

Modification & Termination of Alimony

Tennessee alimony can be terminated or modified under certain conditions. If the receiving spouse remarries, it is common ground for terminating alimony payments. Additionally, if the court finds a significant change in circumstances, such as the financial status of either spouse, it might reconsider the alimony agreement. 

The cohabitation of the receiving spouse with another partner may also lead to the termination or modification of alimony, as it indicates a shift in financial needs. Lastly, either party's death will automatically terminate alimony obligations, except in cases where the divorce decree stipulates explicitly otherwise, making provisions from the payor's estate to the recipient.

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