Alimony

Whether you are attempting to obtain alimony or avoid paying alimony, it is critical to work with an experienced lawyer who can protect your interests. Mr. Hayes is a lawyer with more than 20 years of divorce and matrimonial law experience who has a prestigious reputation in Tennessee for providing excellent legal representation to his clients. He represents clients in obtaining and defending all types of alimony cases, including:

  • Periodic alimony: This type of alimony is the traditional long term, until death or remarriage, alimony, and is also called "alimony in futuro." When an economically disadvantaged spouse cannot receive adequate rehabilitative alimony, periodic alimony can be awarded.
  • Rehabilitative alimony: This type of alimony is available when one spouse is at a significant financial disadvantage compared with the other spouse. One of the objectives of alimony is to make sure both spouses can maintain a lifestyle similar to the one they enjoyed during the marriage as much as possible. Especially when one spouse stayed home while the other worked and developed a career, rehabilitative alimony is the only way to bring about this equity.
  • Transitional alimony: Transitional alimony is like periodic alimony, except that the court sets a specific date for when the payments will cease.
  • Lump sum alimony: Also called "alimony in solido," this is a payment made in lieu of or in addition to other alimony payments.

Learn more about alimony in the Divorce Guide.

Compared with child support, which has very specific guidelines and calculations, alimony in Tennessee is still based on relatively subjective standards. This makes it all the more important to work with a knowledgeable lawyer who has the skill to negotiate or litigate an alimony arrangement that will be favorable to your financial future.

Contact Larry Hayes Jr., Attorney At Law

Email the firm or call 615-256-2602 in the Nashville area to schedule a consultation.

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