Frequently referred to as alimony or spousal support, spousal maintenance can be ordered by the court to be paid to either spouse while the divorce is pending or for a limited duration after a divorce. The statutory duration limits of a spousal maintenance order after a divorce are largely based on the length of the marriage.
Spousal maintenance is not automatic, and the court has a great deal of discretion regarding whether to award it in a particular case. A strong argument needs to be made on both sides of these cases. Whether you are the spouse who is seeking support or the one who would likely be required to pay it, having a qualified Dallas alimony attorney can help to ensure that your interests are protected.
Helping You Through A Complex Process
Spousal maintenance is a relatively new concept in Texas family law. The state introduced its first spousal maintenance statute in 1997. It remained virtually the same until 2011 when substantial changes were made to the statute. At The Linder Firm, we have a complete understanding of Texas spousal maintenance laws, and we are prepared to represent you in any aspect of these cases.
There are a number of factors the court considers in the process of examining a request for maintenance, including the income levels of both spouses and the marital property settlement. Our firm conducts a thorough review of the circumstances surrounding your case and uses that information to present the most compelling possible argument in support of your position.
Contact The Linder Firm | McKinney Spousal Support Lawyer
Contact one of our offices to schedule an initial consultation about your spousal support questions. We are available during regular business hours and by appointment at other times. You can reach us by phone in Dallas or in Allen. You can also reach us via email.