Experienced Legal Counsel For Alimony And All Other Divorce Issues
Alimony, also known as spousal support, is a matter that comes into play in many divorce situations. Whether you are requesting alimony payments from your former spouse or wish to shield yourself from having to provide spousal support after your divorce, it is important to consult a family law attorney experienced in the rules and regulations surrounding alimony.
At Todd & Dossett, P.C., we represent clients in the Kingsport, Tennessee, area in all divorce-related matters, including alimony. We recognize that divorce often brings about financial concerns for both parties. We can work with you to set reasonable goals concerning either your eligibility to collect alimony payments or your ability to pay your former spouse.
What Is Alimony?
Alimony is a financial support payment from one spouse to the other. In Tennessee, there are four specific types of alimony that may be awarded based on your particular circumstances:
- Alimony in futuro: Alimony in futuro, also known as periodic alimony, may be awarded by the court in long-term marriage situations. The purpose of alimony in futuro is to provide the receiving spouse with the financial means to continue to live a lifestyle close to what they enjoyed during the marriage.
- Rehabilitative alimony: Rehabilitative alimony may be put in place to help a spouse further their education in an effort to increase earning capacity.
- Transitional alimony: Transitional alimony may be applicable if the court determines rehabilitation is not necessary, but the economically disadvantaged spouse needs assistance while adjusting to the financial consequences of divorce.
- Alimony in solido: Alimony in solido is also known as lump-sum alimony. When alimony in solido is awarded, the court allows one spouse to pay a specific amount of money to make up for an imbalance in martial property division.
Contact Todd & Dossett, P.C.
Experienced family law and divorce lawyer Stephen Todd is prepared to help you with either securing alimony from your former spouse or disputing your spouse’s claim to alimony payments. To arrange a consultation to discuss your options, use our online contact form or call 866-936-9863. We offer flexible appointment times to meet your busy schedule.