Alimony

alimonyAn award of alimony may be granted to either party by the court.


There are four types of alimony in Tennessee:

  • Alimony in futuro (or permanent alimony)
  • Alimony in solido
  • Rehabilitative alimony
  • Transitional alimony

Alimony often involves complex tax issues that extend long after the divorce has been granted.  Payments can be awarded periodically, or in one lump sum.  While the two most important factors are need and ability to pay, there are many factors used by the courts for determining awards.

The consideration for and award of alimony may be granted to either party by the court. Alimony may be rehabilitative alimony, alimony in solido, transitional alimony or alimony in future. Alimony awards involve complex tax issues that extend long after the divorce has been granted. Payments can be awarded periodically, or in one lump sum, and the factors for determining awards are considered before a judge determines the type, amount and length of alimony.