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Judges Award Permanent Alimony in Tennessee on a Case-by-Case Basis

By Patrick L. Looper |

If all your information about alimony comes from stand-up comedy routines, you might think that courts require men to pay 50 percent or more of their income to their ex-wives, who, for their part, avoid seeking employment while they start a new life with their live-in boyfriends.  If your information comes from friends who… Read More »

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Alattiyat v. Qasqas: A Case of Conflicting Information About Income

By Patrick L. Looper |

Lump sum alimony or periodic?  Rehabilitative alimony or bridge-the-gap?  Low income taken at face value or higher income imputed?  These are some of the issues that courts must decide in divorce cases in Tennessee.  The Alattiyat v. Qasqas case involves an unusually large number of these issues, especially considering that the couple reached their… Read More »

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Which Is Better: Periodic Alimony or Lump Sum Alimony?

By Patrick L. Looper |

What would you rather do: pay your ex-spouse a large amount of money all at once, or pay a smaller amount each month for one or more years? Ultimately, while these are both different types of alimony, it is often left up to the courts to decide the best option based on the particular… Read More »

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