Married couples in Nashville that elect to seek a divorce will often begin to look forward to certain dates. These may include the date that their divorce proceedings officially begin, the date their divorce is finalized, or the date that the stipulations of their divorce settlement officially begin. One important date that is often overlooked, however, is the valuation date of their marital assets.
One of your first thoughts after separating from your spouse in Nashville is whether or not you may be entitled to alimony. If they were the primary wage-earner in your home, then it may seem only natural that you be supported in some way if you no longer have that income to rely on. The awarding of alimony, however, is not automatic, nor is based simply on the fact that your ex-spouse earned more than you do. Rather, the court's main concern is that you be in a position to enjoy a standard of living similar to what you did while married once your divorce is finalized.