In Tennessee, the courts determine whether one spouse must pay support to the other following a divorce. When doing so, a judge will take a number of factors into account. One important consideration is the disparity between the financial situations of the two parties. Each spouse’s earning ability, education level, age, physical condition, work history and independently owned assets are important concerns. The judge might also consider the relative fault of one or both parties in determining an alimony award. The number and complexity of these many factors make it essential to hire a knowledgeable lawyer who can make sure you are represented fairly during support proceedings.
As the principal family law attorney at the Law Offices of Robert W. Sauser, I have assisted individuals in such cases for more than 35 years. Serving Chattanooga and throughout Hamilton County, I work closely with my clients and involve them in their cases. By coming to know my clients, I can better understand their goals — and better the chances of achieving them.
Spousal support in Tennessee might be provided in one of five types:
The duration and amounts of support vary greatly. I work hard to ensure my clients enter favorable agreements.
If you would like to learn more about how the Law Offices of Robert W. Sauser can help, call (423) 535-9387 for an appointment. You can also schedule a consultation through the online form.