Determining Fair Spousal Maintenance In Texas
During divorce, one spouse may make a claim for spousal support, also known as alimony. Before you can determine an amount, you first need to demonstrate that you require alimony payments in order to achieve a minimum standard of living. Once you establish need, our attorneys can pursue maximum spousal support payments to protect your way of life.
How Does Texas Determine Spousal Support?
Each state independently establishes how to determine alimony payments during divorce. Texas takes a number of factors into consideration, including:
- The duration of your marriage
- Whether there is a history of domestic violence
- Each spouse’s education and career background
- The age of each spouse
- Physical or mental disability
- Care of a child
If need is established, the court can award up to a maximum payment of 20 percent of the payer’s gross monthly income or $5,000 a month. Additionally, alimony payments are typically made for a limited period of time. The system is designed to support the recipient until they receive the necessary education and career training to support themselves in long-term.
Contact Us For Dedicated Alimony Assistance
If you require alimony payments or your spouse is requesting spousal support, Heinrich Christian, PLLC, can assist you. We will carefully evaluate your circumstances and fight to defend your financial future. Our experienced attorneys understand Texas’ alimony system and how to fight for a satisfactory resolution either in or out of court.