Helping you understand spousal maintenance (alimony)
Under Texas law, there are certain circumstances where you or your spouse would qualify for alimony, or spousal maintenance. We can give you clear guidance on how the law applies to your case.
When a marriage breaks down, one spouse may be financially less able than the other to move on with life independently. In certain cases, this means that you or your spouse may be eligible for spousal maintenance (as alimony is referred to in Texas). These instances include:
- Being unable to work because of an incapacitating physical or mental disability
- Having custody of a child of the marriage who requires substantial care and personal supervision because of a physical or mental disability
- Clearly lacking earning ability in the labor market, leaving you unable to adequately support your basic needs.
If you feel any of these situations apply to you, the Dallas divorce attorneys at GoransonBain Ausley are here to guide you through the legal process. We explore how Texas law applies to your situation and advise you how likely it is that you or your spouse will qualify for spousal maintenance. We will also help you understand how courts decide the amount and duration of spousal maintenance payments.
- Is the rationale supporting Texas’ spousal maintenance laws a rationale based in today’s economic reality
Get in touch for legal support with spousal maintenance. We’re ready to discuss your needs.