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Divorce can be a difficult and emotional process, but it doesn't have to be a battle. Our family law firm is here to provide you with compassionate and knowledgeable representation throughout the divorce process.
At Bostick Law, we understand that every divorce is unique, and we approach each case with care and attention to detail. Our experienced attorneys will work with you to understand your needs and goals and will guide you through the process from start to finish.
Contact our experienced team online to discuss the details of your divorce.
Our divorce services include:
- Child Support: Our attorneys have extensive experience in calculating child support obligations and ensuring that child support orders are fair and enforceable.
- Property Division: Dividing property and assets can be a complex process. We will work with you to identify and value all assets, and will negotiate a fair and equitable division of property.
- Contested Divorce: If you and your spouse cannot come to an agreement about the terms of your divorce, our attorneys will advocate for you in court to ensure your rights and interests are protected.
- Uncontested Divorce: If you and your spouse are in agreement about the terms of your divorce, an uncontested divorce can be a cost-effective and efficient option. We will help you draft and file the necessary paperwork to finalize your divorce.
- Child Custody: We understand that child custody is often the most emotional aspect of a divorce. Our attorneys will work to ensure that your child's best interests are protected and will help you negotiate a parenting plan that works for your family.
Will My Divorce Involve an Alimony Ruling?
Alimony, or “spousal support,” is not a right like child support. It is generally based on the financial need of one spouse and the other spouse’s ability to meet that need.
The court considers each spouse’s income and reasonable expenses when making spousal support determinations.
According to Tennessee Code Annotated 36-5-121, spousal support rulings are based on:
- The length of the marriage
- The physical condition of each spouse
- The standard of living during the marriage
- The relative education level of each spouse
- Whether someone is at fault in the marriage
- The age and mental condition of each spouse
- The comparative earning capacity of each spouse
- The primary roles each spouse played during the marriage
- The existence of martial and separate property and how it is divided in the divorce
Types of Alimony in TN
The state can order various types of alimony.
Rehabilitative alimony allows the receiving party to seek additional training or education. This will help them become independent, so they can earn a wage that gives them a comparable standard of living.
Transitional alimony helps the receiving spouse adjust to singledom and the economic obligations accompanying their new life.
Alimony in futuro is long-term alimony. Many consider this “permanent” alimony. Courts order these payments when the receiving spouse cannot earn a wage or maintain their standard of living.
Alimony in solido is a lump sum used as long-term alimony. The payor is given a deadline and must make the payment all at once.
Courts decide which is appropriate based on:
- The length of the marriage
- The receiving spouse’s need
- The receiving spouse’s ability to maintain their standard of living
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