By Rice Divorce Team | February 15, 2012
Divorce Lawyer Memphis, TN
If you are considering filing for divorce, you may be wondering how you could support yourself on your own. Fortunately, in Memphis, the court has the ability to award alimony to ex-spouses. Alimony is a legal obligation to provide financial support to one’s spouse from the other spouse after marital separation or from the ex-spouse upon divorce. In Memphis, the court recognizes four types of alimony and can grant more than one type of alimony to an individual. The four types of alimony are alimony in futuro, rehabilitative alimony, lump sum alimony, and transitional alimony. If you want to be informed of your rights regarding alimony, it’s best to consult a Memphis divorce attorney.
Germantown Alimony Attorney
Alimony in futuro allows an economically disadvantaged spouse to maintain a lifestyle similar to that of when she was married. If a judge determines that a spouse cannot reasonably achieve a similar type of lifestyle on her own, he may grant the spouse alimony in futuro. Rehabilitative alimony is financial support that is provided for a shorter period of time. This type of alimony allows a spouse to get adjusted to the new living situation and “rehabilitate” themselves financially. Lump sum alimony is a one-time payment of alimony. If you think this is the best form of alimony for you, it’s best to seek the advice of a Germantown divorce lawyer. The fourth types of alimony that may be granted by the court is transitional alimony. This type of alimony helps a spouse transition in to her new financial standing.
Family Law in Memphis
Do not allow yourself to be taken advantage of if you are going through a divorce. At Rice, Amundesen, and Caperton, we will make sure you get the alimony support you deserve. Contact the Memphis based divorce attorneys at Rice, Amundsen, and Caperton today.