If you and your spouse in Tennessee have recently separated or gotten divorced, you will know firsthand just how deeply this experience impacts your life. Every facet of your daily life and long-term plans are touched including your finances, your residence and even your social circle. It can be hard to focus on all of the things you need to address at this time and an estate plan might be one of those things you put aside for the moment. This, however, should not be done long-term.
As you enter into divorce proceedings in Nashville, you may be expecting to be awarded alimony (especially if you out your career ambitions on hold to see to the domestic responsibilities in your home while your spouse worked). Many who come to see us here at Rogers, Kama & Shea have the same assumption, and are equally as shocked as you may be to learn that alimony is not automatically awarded, but rather only considered in those situations where you may not be able secure gainful employment immediately upon the end of your marriage.