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Nashville Child Support Lawyer

If you are looking for an experienced lawyer to help you with your alimony or child support problem in middle Tennessee, call me, Stanley A. Kweller, Attorney at Law, in Nashville. Since 1977, I have helped more than 1,000 people with their legal issues, including those related to child support and alimony. As a Nashville child support attorney, I represent both fathers and mothers. I will work with you to either maximize or reduce child support payments, depending on your needs. If your divorce is already final, I also can assist with modifications to current support agreements.

Misconceptions About Tennessee Support Laws

There are a lot of misconceptions regarding alimony and child support. Both are highly regulated by law, although child support guidelines are much stricter.

For child support, Tennessee uses an "income shares" method, which means the salaries and earning potential of both parents are used to determine the payment amount. Other factors that influence a child support agreement include the amount of time each parent spends with the children, child care expenses and any other special financial needs.

I am Stanley A. Kweller, Attorney at Law. Since 1977, I have helped more than 1,000 people with their legal issues, including those related to child support and alimony. As a Nashville child support attorney, I represent both fathers and mothers. I will work with you to either maximize or reduce child support payments, depending on your needs. If your divorce is already final, I can also assist with modifications to current support agreements.

To talk to an experienced lawyer about your alimony or child support issue, send me an e-mail or call me at 615-208-9691 or toll free at 866-568-5306. I return all phone calls and messages promptly.

Experienced Franklin Alimony Attorney

Several types of alimony are available, each with a different purpose and different set of legal standards. Common types of alimony include:

  • Rehabilitative alimony: Usually involves paying the economically disadvantaged spouse so he or she can maintain a certain standard of living while getting education or training
  • Alimony in futuro: Generally awarded when rehabilitation is not feasible and is sustained until death or remarriage
  • Transitional alimony: Awarded when rehabilitation is not needed, but economic assistance is needed for only a short time
  • Alimony in solido: In lieu of other alimony payments, this is a lump sum that is paid to provide initial support following a divorce.
  • Alimony pendente lite: Also known as temporary alimony, this is money paid while divorce is pending.

As you attorney, I can help determine which option is right for you or help to defend against alimony claims, depending on your situation.

A Healthy Way to Look at Alimony and Child Support

Child support and spousal maintenance (alimony) are often two of the most contentious matters in every divorce. For many divorcing couples, it is seen as the 'penalty' phase of the divorce, with a chance to inflict damages for pain and suffering or an opportunity to deny any additional money to the ex-spouse. It is important to remember that Tennessee family law judges look at support disputes very carefully.

Child support, in particular, is a matter of parental obligation and not meant to give the custodial parent a financial edge. It is important for both parents to remember: Keeping up with timely child support payments will not affect the non-custodial parent's rights to parenting time.

Spousal support can sometimes be awarded if there is clear evidence that one of the spouses was at clear 'fault' for the divorce. Generally speaking, however, judges will hand down an alimony judgment if one spouse will be at a clear financial disadvantage in the local economy.

Separating the emotional ill-will toward your spouse will go a long way toward reducing the stress of fighting for — or against — child support or alimony. As your attorney, I will help you look at support payments objectively. If your spouse is being unreasonable, we will fight aggressively to protect your financial interests. If you are asking for more (or to pay less) than what the court is likely to decide, we will step back and view the matter through the lens of your long-term best interests. The goal is always to reach a permanent, reasonable settlement.

Contact Me for a Free Initial Consultation

Call my office today at 615-208-9691 or toll free at 866-568-5306 to schedule a free initial consultation. Or to send an e-mail, please complete and submit the online form on this website. From my location in Nashville, I represent clients throughout middle Tennessee. Credit card payments are accepted.

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Nashville, TN 37201

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