I see. Thank you for clarifying that.
All income, including disability benefits is typically considered in determining whether a spouse is entitled to alimony or spousal support
When determining the amount of support and whether or not it is to be a temporary or permanent order, the court will consider the following factors: (1) the value of any separate or marital property owned by the spouses; (2) whether the spouse seeking alimony is the custodian of a child whose circumstances make it appropriate for that spouse not to seek outside employment; (3) the need for sufficient education and training to enable the spouse to find appropriate employment; (4) the standard of living while married; (5) the length of the marriage; (6) the comparative financial resources of the spouses, including their comparative earning abilities in the labor market and any retirement, pension, or profit-sharing benefits; (7) the needs and obligations of each spouse; (8) the contributions each spouse made to the marriage and the acquisition of marital assets; (9) the relative education and training of the spouses and the opportunity of each party to secure education and training; (10) the age of the spouses; (11) the health condition of the spouse; (12) the tax ramifications of any award; (13) the usual occupation of the spouses during the marriage; (14) the job skills and employability of the spouse seeking alimony; (15) the marital conduct of the spouses during the marriage; and (16) any other factor the court deems just and equitable. (Tennessee Code - Volume 6A, Title 36, Sections 36-4-101).
Here is a link that sets out these factors:
With regard to a divison of pension principle, both spouses are normally entitled to an equitable division of such an asset to the extent it was earned during the marriage.
I hope this helps clarify the situation for you.
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