Will Alimony Be A Part Of Your Divorce?
Texas law allows for an award of alimony, or spousal maintenance, following a divorce. There is no strict formula that courts use to calculate alimony or determine when it is awarded. To protect your financial interests, it’s important to have an experienced attorney represent you.
At The Law Offices of Steven M. Williams, our lawyers’ extensive experience with regard to spousal maintenance and divorce. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your circumstances. We represent clients who want to limit or avoid paying alimony, as well as clients who want to maximize the payments they receive.
How Is Alimony Determined?
Courts in Texas consider a variety of factors when determining whether one spouse will have to pay alimony to the other following their divorce, including:
- Length of marriage (spouses must be married at least 10 years for alimony to be awarded)
- Any disability or other factors such as age that would affect one spouse’s ability to find employment
- History of spousal abuse
- Financial needs of one spouse and the ability of the other to pay
In Texas, alimony generally ends 36 months after the divorce is final or the recipient spouse remarries, whichever happens first.
For More Information About Alimony
To discuss your circumstances with an experienced attorney, call 940-627-6060 or send us an email. From our law office in Decatur, we represent clients in communities throughout Wise County and surrounding counties in Texas.