Will Marital Fault Affect Whether I Pay Alimony?

spousal supportQuestion:

Will marital fault factor into whether or not I have to pay alimony?


I am not licensed to practice law in your state. Therefore, I cannot inform you as to the specific laws in your state and can only provide you with general information regarding your situation.

Here in Tennessee, where I am licensed, marital fault does play a part in the decision to award alimony but it is only one factor to be considered. Here it is not an absolute bar to alimony and the most important factors are her need and your ability to pay.

Tennessee divorce lawyer Kimberly Gray
Tennessee divorce lawyer Kimberly Gray

Your question is so specific to your state’s law I would recommend that you contact an attorney in your state to go over your case and come up with a plan of action to best protect your assets.

To arrange an initial consultation to discuss divorce rights for men with a Cordell & Cordell attorney, including Tennessee divorce lawyer Kimberly Gray, contact Cordell & Cordell.

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Shawn Garrison is an Online Editor for Lexicon, focusing on subjects related to the legal services of customers, Cordell & Cordell and Cordell & Cordell UK. He has written countless pieces dealing with the unique child custody and divorce issues that men and fathers face. Through his work on CordellCordell.com, CordellCordell.co.uk, and DadsDivorce.com, Mr. Garrison has become an authority on the complexities of the legal experience and was a content creator for the YouTube series “Dad’s Divorce Live” and additional videos on both the Dad’s Divorce and Cordell & Cordell YouTube channels. Mr. Garrison has managed the sites of these customers, and fostered the creation of several of their features, including the Cordell & Cordell attorney and office pages, the Dad’s Divorce Newsletter, and the Cordell & Cordell newsletter.

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