Allen, TX Alimony Lawyer

What You Need To Know About “Alimony” (Called “Spousal Maintenance” In Texas)

Alimony in Texas is called “Spousal Maintenance”. The law regarding Alimony / Spousal Maintenance is complicated, but at the Law Office Greg Whitten we help our clients make sense of Alimony / Spousal Maintenance, and all the other issues that surround divorce and family law.

How Alimony or Spousal Maintenance Is Determined

To qualify for Alimony / Spousal Maintenance after divorce, there are numerous factors that must be proven. Some of these are:

  • How long have you been married?
  • Can you support yourself without Alimony / Spousal Maintenance?
  • Do you have primary custody of a child with special needs that prevent you from earning enough income to support yourself?
  • Do you have a physical or mental condition that prevents you from earning income to support yourself?

If you qualify to receive Alimony or Spousal Maintenance, there are other factors to determine whether your spouse must pay it to you and how much and for how long it must be paid. Some of these are:

  • Length of the marriage?
  • Your spouse’s ability to provide for his own needs and pay Alimony / Spousal Maintenance?
  • Education and employment skills, and plans to enhance those skills to be ability to earn more?
  • The contribution by one spouse to the education, training, or increased earning power of the other spouse?
  • The contribution of a spouse as homemaker?
  • And many others.

Can I Get (Or Will I Have to Pay) Temporary Spousal Support?

Depending on the facts of the case, it is also possible for one of the parties to receive temporary spousal support. This type of support usually remains in effect until the final Divorce Decree.

We Are Prepared

With Alimony / Spousal Maintenance and Temporary Spousal Support, and other divorce issues, we will listen to your needs and prepare a plan and strategy to achieve your goals. We believe our dedication to being prepared helps our clients obtain the best possible outcome.

We Can Answer Your Spousal Maintenance Questions

If you have questions about Alimony, Spousal Maintenance, Temporary Spousal Support, Divorce or other family law issues, and would like to speak with a lawyer, contact the Law Office of Greg Whitten in Allen, Texas. Attorney Gregory Whitten serves clients in Collin County and throughout Northeast Texas. To make an appointment, call us at 972-632-3662 or contact us online.