Spousal Support Lawyers in Wise County, Texas
Under certain limited circumstances, the laws of the State of Texas allow either spouse to seek post-divorce spousal maintenance, commonly referred as alimony, but not quite the same as alimony as recognized by states other than Texas. There are many factors taken into consideration when determining eligibility for post divorce spousal maintenance and support. Included among these factors are: the length of time the parties have been married; a disability and/or limited employability of a spouse that limits his or her ability to work; and any history of family violence within the marriage. There are also income requirements, medical disability standards, and time limitations to which all spousal support awards are subject to under Texas law. Ordinarily, post-divorce spousal maintenance and support cannot be ordered unless: (a) the parties have been married at least ten (10) years; (b) the spouse seeking such support will lack sufficient assets, upon dissolution of the marriage, to provide for that spouse’s minimum reasonable needs; and (c) the spouse seeking such support lacks the ability to earn sufficient income to provide for that spouse’s minimum reasonable needs. Furthermore, a post-divorce award for spousal maintenance and support is generally limited to thirty-six (36) months after the divorce is final or until the receiving spouse re-marries, whichever occurs first.
As one of the main areas of our practice here at the Law Office of Steven Williams is Family Law, we have extensive knowledge and expertise in all areas of Family Law, especially with regard to divorce and the rules, requirements, and limitations of post-divorce spousal support and maintenance. We will evaluate your situation with you and advise you as to all matters pertaining to spousal support eligibility, and answer any questions that you may have. We will also represent you according to what best protects your rights, meaning we will either defend you in effort to prevent the payment of spousal support when it is unwarranted, or we will advocate for you to ensure that you receive such support when you are eligible and entitled. We have advised many clients and have successfully protected their rights in the area of post-divorce spousal maintenance and support.
The Law Offices of Steven Williams has represented clients in Texas Family Law matters for more than 35 years! We will provide you with the personal attention and effective legal representation that you deserve. We advocate to achieve your objectives, safeguard your legal rights, and protect all of the legal and financial interests to which you are entitled. We are proud to represent the residents of Wise County, Texas, and all surrounding counties and communities.
If you believe that you may be entitled to post-divorce spousal support and maintenance, or if spousal support and maintenance is being sought from you, the Family Law attorneys at the Law Offices of Steven Williams can answer any questions and concerns that you may have and advise you of your legal rights. Please call our offices today at (940) 627-6060 for a free initial consultationto learn how we can assist you with your concerns regarding how we can help with regard to your post-divorce spousal maintenance and support issues.