Alimony And Divorce Agreements
Issues concerning alimony, also known as spousal support, must often be resolved as part of a divorce agreement.
Typically, one party believes that they need financial assistance from the other party. Alimony payments may be considered if one party is unable to support themselves following the divorce. Spousal support payments are often granted when one party did not work during the marriage, such as opting to be a stay-at-home parent, or because they will otherwise have difficulty providing for themselves.
Whether you are being asked to make spousal support payments, or you are the one requesting alimony through a court order, having experienced legal counsel on your side is incredibly important, especially if you want to assert and protect your interests.
At The Jenne Law Firm, our attorneys have been helping people in Cleveland and surrounding areas of Tennessee resolve their difficult legal issues since 1981. We use our experience to help address alimony issues fairly and effectively.
How Much Spousal Support Can I Expect To Pay Or Receive?
Spousal support issues can be tricky because unlike child support there are no clear guidelines to determine who should receive alimony, how long alimony payments should last and what amount they should be.
There are a lot of factors that may apply when making an alimony determination, including the length of the marriage, the lifestyle to which a person was accustomed and the ability of a person to financially support himself or herself.
Most alimony orders are designed to be temporary and are subject to modification if there has been a significant change in circumstances, such as the loss of a job or a promotion to a position that pays significantly more. Orders for spousal support may also be terminated in a number of different situations, such as when the person receiving support remarries. Our lawyers can help you explore different options if you are looking to modify the terms of your alimony agreement.
Contact Us For Experienced Family Law Representation
We can help address all alimony concerns as part of our comprehensive family law services. To schedule a consultation, call our law office in Cleveland at 423-464-6083. You may also send us an email and we will respond to your message promptly.