Your Ex Isn't the Only One Getting Rich Off You!
In short, the divorce system is for lawyers, by lawyers. Big bucks are involved. And attorneys are drawn to big bucks like flies to honey. The medium salary and wage income for lawyers in Tennessee is between $111,000 and $120,000. http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes231011.htm One might think the lawyers are just taking advantage of laws that just happen to exist. No, that is not the case. Guess who advises the Tennessee Legislature on divorce law. The very lawyers who benefit! "In 2002, the Tennessee Bar Association Family Law Section Code Commission determined that recent case law developments in the Tennessee Appellate Courts resulted in unfair decisions against spouses needing and deserving support.' Even they know it's unfair. Most would agree lawyers are the last people they want determining who is needing and deserving. To see what respect the public have for lawyers click here.
If there is any doubt that the Tennessee lawyers make the alimony laws work for them and against you, below is from the bylaws of the Tennessee Bar Association Family Law Section§1.2 Purpose
Yes, the Tennessee legislature is "collaboraties with the TBA" to make you become and remain forever an indentured servant. And the result is you get to support your ex, two lawyers, and a court system.