How Alimony is Calculated in Tennessee

Among the various decisions and surprises that you may face as part of your divorce is establishing how much alimony will be paid by one spouse to the other.  This can be a vexing problem because where child support is set using a cut-and-dry calculation, alimony is...

Alimony Award Modified in Divorce Appeal

Background The parties were married for approximately 20 years and had two children.  During the marriage, Wife occasionally worked at various jobs but never earned more than $37,000 per year.  Wife had a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee, but had not...

What is Alimony?

Alimony (also called “spousal support”) is a legal obligation of one spouse to provide support to the other spouse after a divorce or legal separation.  Most often, this support is in the form of monthly payments of a set amount.   Tennessee law provides...