Questions Answered by William Monroe

Q: I left my husband after 25 years and we've been separated for 2 years. Would I still qualify for alimony?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Tennessee on
Answered on Mar 14, 2011
William Monroe's answer
Your simple sounding question has a rather complex answer. The answer is, it depends. There are several kinds of alimony in Tennessee. All of them are governed by 36-5-121. the factors that the Court must consider in deciding the kind of alimony, its amount and duration, etc.are:

(i) In determining whether the granting of an order for payment of support and maintenance to a party is appropriate, and in determining the nature, amount, length of term, and manner of payment, the court...

Q: Can a 18 year old be forced to see her biological parents whom she has not seen or lived with in seven years

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Tennessee on
Answered on Mar 14, 2011
William Monroe's answer
In Tennessee, a person reaches the age of majority upon his or her eighteenth birthday. Unless the 18 year old in question is incompetent for some other reason (i.e. mental disability), then he or she is an adult and can not be forced to see her biological parents.

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