Tennessee Alimony: Factors Courts Consider in Making Awards

Tennessee Alimony: Factors Courts Consider in Making Awards

Tennessee Courts will consider the following factors when awarding alimony:

• The relative earning capacity, obligations and resources of each party, and income from all sources
• The education and training of each party
• The duration of the marriage
• The age and condition of each party
• The need for the custodial parent to stay home
• The assets of each party
• The marital property division
• The standard of living during the marriage
• The relative fault of the parties, if the court deems it appropriate
• The extent to which each party has made such tangible and intangible contributions to the marriage, including contributing to the other parties education, training, or increased earning power
• Other factors that are necessary to consider the equities between the parties

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