Northeast Tarrant County Spousal Maintenance Lawyer
Spousal maintenance (alimony) may be awarded by the Court on a temporary basis during a divorce action as well as following a divorce. In certain cases, spousal maintenance may be issued indefinitely. Depending upon the form of the award and the wording of the decree, a material change in circumstances may warrant a modification of post-divorce spousal maintenance or alimony.In that event, it will be necessary to file a modification of the court order.
At the Law Office of Mark E. Wewers, we represent parties seeking alimony as well as individuals who are being asked to pay alimony as a part of a divorce. With many years of experience in family law, attorney Wewers can protect your financial interests throughout the legal process. Contact a Northeast Tarrant County spousal maintenance attorney by calling (817) 410-4735. We offer a free consultation.
What Is Spousal Maintenance?
Spousal maintenance (also commonly called “alimony” or “spousal support”) is money paid from one spouse to another spouse during the divorce process and/or after a divorce is finalized. The goal of spousal maintenance is to ensure, in certain circumstances, the lower earning spouse’s financial needs are met after a marriage ends.
In Texas, spousal maintenance is determined based on a number of factors
- The length of the marriage
- The earning capacity and education of the spouse seeking support
- The age and health of the spouse seeking support
- Non-financial contributions to the marriage (raising kids, being a homemaker, etc.)
- Child support payments, if applicable
- Other factors, including the value of the assets and debts awarded to the lower earning spouse in the decree of the divorce.
If you have questions or concerns about spousal maintenance or alimony, and wish to determine if it would be appropriate in your divorce action, please do not hesitate to contact lawyer Wewers in Grapevine, Texas.
Contact a Southlake Alimony Attorney Today
To schedule a free consultation to discuss your divorce and spousal maintenance concerns, we invite you to contact our law office today. We represent clients in Northeast Tarrant County, Southern Denton County, North Dallas County.