How long do you have to be married to receive alimony?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question: 

How long do you have to be married to receive alimony? (In Tennessee)

State: 
Tennessee

Answer: 

There is no set minimum length you must be married in order to qualify for alimony in Tennessee. The court will take the duration of the marriage into consideration along with many other pertinent factors when determining alimony awards, but there is no minimum time requirement. – The Divorce.com Team Wendy Jaffe and Divorce.com can only provide general information about divorce. DO NOT RELY ON MS. JAFFE’S ADVICE ALONE. Before acting on information provided by Ms. Jaffe or by Divorce.com, talk to an attorney first about your particular facts and the law of your state. By submitting your question to Divorce.com, you are not creating an attorney/client relationship with Ms. Jaffe or with any of the other attorneys listed on this site.

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