Will Alimony Be Awarded in Your Divorce?
Alimony (also called spousal support or spousal maintenance) is often awarded to one spouse after a divorce is finalized. The goal of alimony is to provide the less-moneyed spouse with enough financial resources to maintain the lifestyle established during marriage. Alimony can be issued temporarily or long-term, and can be modified under certain circumstances.
At the Schneider Law Firm, P.C., we represent clients in the Fort Worth area in divorce proceedings, including those where alimony will be a factor. We offer a free consultation where we can discuss your divorce case and financial circumstances. Contact a Fort Worth alimony attorney at 817-755-1852 to find out more.
How Is Alimony Determined in Texas?
Spousal support is not automatic in a divorce. And there is no presumption that the ex-wife will receive alimony and the ex-husband will pay it – or vice versa. Texas family courts consider specific factors when determining if alimony will be awarded in a divorce:
- The length of the marriage
- The age of each spouse
- The earning capacity of the less-moneyed spouse
- Non-financial contributions to the marriage (raising children, for example)
- Other factors
Whether you are seeking spousal support payments or you may be expected to pay spousal support, it is important to speak to an attorney to learn how your divorce case will be affected. Our Fort Worth alimony lawyers can help you understand your rights and obligations, and work to ensure that your financial interests are being protected throughout the legal process.
Contact an Attorney Serving Arlington for Spousal Support
Contact us to schedule a free consultation. We can discuss ways in which we can help address your concerns about alimony payments.