A spouse may be entitled to support even after a marriage ends. We show up for you so you get what you deserve, even after divorce.

Tennessee Alimony Attorneys Who Are Here For You

There are times where monetary support for a spouse should extend past the end of a marriage. When one spouse has gone without an income in order to support the goals of the marriage and family, they may be entitled to alimony. At Vance Law Office, PLLC we can represent you on either side of the alimony question, making sure that your voice is heard throughout negotiations. You can rest easy, knowing our team is on your side in the alimony question.

What We Do as Your Alimony Attorneys

  • Initial consultation to understand your financial situation, marriage history, and alimony goals.
  • Evaluate your financial needs and resources to create an alimony strategy.
  • Thoroughly review your financial documents, including income statements, tax returns, and expenses, to build a strong case for alimony.
  • Negotiate with the other party's attorney or directly with your spouse to reach a fair alimony agreement.
  • Prepare and file all necessary legal documents with the appropriate court.
  • Provide you with legal representation during court hearings, presenting evidence and arguments to support your alimony request.
  • Assist in pursuing alimony modifications when there is a substantial change in circumstances.
  • Help you enforce alimony orders if your spouse fails to comply with the court's orders.
  • Offer ongoing legal guidance and support throughout the alimony process, so your rights and interests are protected.

Ask An Attorney About: Alimony

How can I get alimony in Tennessee?

We can take a look at your specific circumstances, evaluate your eligibility for alimony, and advocate on your behalf to secure a fair alimony arrangement. If you and your spouse agree on an amount, we will work with you to ensure it becomes part of your divorce settlement. If there is no agreement, and a divorce trial is necessary, we will gather evidence to support what you deserve, and we will advocate for you in and out of court.

Can alimony orders be changed?

Yes, certain types of alimony orders can be modified if there is a substantial change in circumstances, such as a job loss or increase in income. We can help you petition the court for a modification, if you need one.

What factors does the court consider when awarding alimony?

Courts consider factors like the length of the marriage, each spouse's financial resources, earning capacity, and contributions to the marriage among several other factors when determining alimony awards.

Can a prenup affect alimony?

Yes, a prenuptial agreement can impact alimony. If you have a prenup, we can review the agreement's terms and advise you about what is possible for you for alimony based on its enforceability and contents.

How long does alimony typically last?

This is variable, and depends on the circumstances and length of your marriage. It can be temporary, lasting only for a specific period, or long-term, lasting until certain conditions are met, such as the recipient spouse's remarriage or cohabitation.