Alimony, known as Spousal Support or Spousal Maintenance in Texas, is available in limited situations. This support may be permanent or may continue for a period of time if deemed necessary by the court.
Spousal support may be available in your Texas divorce in the following situations:
There is an agreement between spouses to pay spousal maintenance
Spousal support based on financial need and special circumstances
Unable to support yourself through employment as a result of physical or mental disability
Unable to work outside of the home due to the need to care for a child of the marriage who is physically or mentally disabled
Lacks earning ability to provide for his or her minimum reasonable needs
Additional factors that determine the availability of spousal support are the length of the marriage or the existence of domestic abuse during the marriage. Whether you are seeking spousal support or need help fighting a spousal maintenance claim, you need an experienced attorney fighting for your rights. If you are seeking to secure spousal support or protecting yourself against a claim, John will vigorously fight to protect your financial interests. Please contact us for more information.