Today, more and more marriages have spouses who are equal in every sense. In most marriages, both spouses are equally educated, qualified and capable of earning an independent wage. Although Tennessee law addressing alimony has not been modified legally, its interpretation has changed in light of present-day society.
Four types of alimony are available under Tennessee law and enforced by the Tennessee Supreme Court. These types are alimony in futuro, alimony in solido, rehabilitative alimony and transitional alimony. A court can approve one of these or any combination, as suitable to a specific case.