Addressing Your Concerns About Spousal Support
Among the most contentious issues involved in divorce is spousal support, or alimony. No longer a given in a divorce settlement, spousal support often provides one spouse with a temporary source of income until he or she can earn enough to be self-sufficient. When alimony payments would be in your best interests, you want an aggressive attorney fighting for your rights.
If you live in Memphis, Tennessee, you will be dealing with divorce laws particular to that state. These may differ from divorce laws in northern Mississippi. Having a lawyer with experience in both state’s family courts means having access to the skill and knowledge that has helped countless others over the past 30 years. The Waldrop Firm, P.C., is ready to assist you every step of the way when you call 901-410-1118.
Factors Affecting Alimony
Neither Tennessee nor Mississippi courts use alimony to punish a spouse who has been unfaithful. However, a judge has the discretion to consider adultery when weighing the factors for alimony. The amount of spousal support ordered may be influence by infidelity, especially if a spouse used marital assets to facilitate an affair or jeopardized the financial security of the other spouse with actions resulting in the divorce.
In most cases, however, an award of spousal support is based on several factors, including these:
- The ages of you and your spouse
- The number of years you were married
- The current income and earning ability of you and your spouse
- The amount of debt and expenses each of you carries
- The standard of living to which you were accustomed during your marriage
- The ability to pay alimony and the financial need of the disadvantaged spouse
There are several types of alimony in each state. The Waldrop Firm, P.C., can guide you in seeking the spousal support that is most appropriate for your needs.
Contact Us For Assistance
Call our Germantown law firm at 901-410-1118 or use our online form to schedule your free 30-minute consultation. You will learn what options are available and how we can build a case for spousal support.