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Reviewing the factors considered when awarding alimony

Many in Germantown may assume that when a couple chooses to get a divorce, one side will automatically be awarded alimony. This assumption likely arises due to a number of misconceptions, chief among them being that whomever was the primary provider in a relationship is obligated to support the other. Most might assume that to the husband. Statistics seem to back up that belief, with the Huffington Post reporting that 380,000 women in the U.S. receive some form of spousal support as opposed to only 12,000 men. Yet that is not always the case. 

Reviewing your alimony options in Tennessee

One concern that you may have surrounding the end of your marriage in Germantown may be how you will be able to get along financially without being able to rely on your soon-to-be ex-spouse's income. Many of those that we here at the Thomas Law Firm, PLC have worked with share your same situation, having put their own professional pursuits on hold so that their spouses could cultivate theirs. The law recognizes such a sacrifice, which is why it allows you to recieve alimony. 

Alimony and the state of Tennessee

In most Tennessee cases, divorce is a simple and straightforward process. In other instances, the details of alimony can thwart the otherwise smooth divorce legal procedures, especially those cases in which individuals fail to pay alimony fees. There are many factors that determine each alimony case, and state laws are continually changing to better fit the needs of citizens. 



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