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Clarksville Alimony Lawyer

Tennessee Lawyer With Considerable Alimony and Child Support Knowledge

My name is Micheal K. Williamson and I am a Clarksville-based divorce attorney who has been working throughout central Tennessee on family law, child support and spousal support matters for more than 25 years.

I represent clients on both sides of the alimony question: those seeking to minimize alimony and those seeking to obtain maximum spousal support. In both situations, as well as in any child support matters, I help you understand clearly what you can expect based on my legal knowledge and your own unique set of circumstances. With your agreement, I will take the legal steps that bear the most fruitful outcome for your future and the stability of your children.

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There are many different kinds of alimony, including:

  • Permanent (in futuro) alimony (spousal support) that is paid to a former spouse until death or that person's remarriage.
  • Transitional alimony (spousal support) paid to a spouse for a defined period of time as he or she transitions from married status to being single. This includes alimony from the time of separation until the divorce is final.
  • Rehabilitative alimony (spousal support) is support over a defined period that may be ordered for a spouse to help him or her get the training needed to re-enter the workforce.
  • Lump sum (in solido) alimony (spousal support) can be ordered to address an imbalance in the division of marital assets.

Tennessee Child Support Guidelines and How They Affect You

Child support is now determined by a formula called the Tennessee Child Support Guidelines, which takes into account, among other things:

  • Gross income of both divorcing parties
  • Number of nights children spend with each parent
  • Health insurance premiums paid for the child's benefit
  • Duty of support to other children
  • Work-related child care expense

While child support may vary according to the degree of physical custody a person has, it is your responsibility as a parent to work toward an agreement that is in your child's best interest.