Spousal maintenance, commonly referred to as alimony, can be a significant issue during divorce proceedings. In Texas, it can be difficult to be awarded spousal maintenance. Whether you believe you are entitled to spousal maintenance, or if you think you may have to make spousal maintenance payments, it is important to consult with experienced attorneys who understand how the applicable statutes apply to your circumstances.
The Texas Family Code lists several factors a court should take into consideration when determining whether or not spousal maintenance is to be awarded. These factors include the length of marriage, earning ability in the labor market, acts of family violence, ability to support himself or herself due to disability, and whether a child is disabled. It is not uncommon for spousal maintenance issues to arise within the property division context.
It is not uncommon for spousal maintenance issues to arise within the property division context. For example, a spouse who supported the other spouse while he or she pursued a professional degree may be entitled to a larger share of the marital estate. You can take comfort in knowing that with over 40 years of experience, the Walker Law Firm can handle the complexities that arise from these intertwined and complicated legal issues. As a board certified family law attorney, Frederick X. Walker, possesses extensive legal knowledge and can provide you with meaningful guidance.