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Austin Alimony Attorney

Protecting Your Finances after Divorce

Alimony, also known as spousal maintenance in the state of Texas, is when one spouse is ordered to financially support the other after a divorce. This can either be temporary or permanent, the terms of which would be stated in the final divorce order. Alimony is not automatically required when two parties get a divorce. The process of determining if alimony will be paid and if so, for how long and how much, is quite complicated. Having an experienced Austin alimony lawyer to support and guide you is in your best interest.

Contact Attorney Melissa Williams today at (512) 271-2063 to set up a consultation.

How Is Spousal Maintenance Determined in Texas?

When the court decides to order alimony payments, there are a number of factors which go into the determination. Unless one spouse has a medical or physical disability or is the custodian of a child with special needs, there will be a time limit put on the order of support. This time limit is typically based on the length of the marriage and can usually only be ended prematurely if one spouse passes away or remarries.

The court may order spousal maintenance if:

  • One spouse has been convicted of domestic violence against the other spouse or their child
  • The marriage lasted 10 years or longer and one spouse cannot earn a sufficient income
  • One spouse does not have enough property/assets to provide for their basic needs
  • The spouse seeking support currently cares for a child with special needs

How Can Our Austin Family Law Attorney Help?

There are many other factors which may be considered by the court to determine how long support will last and how much will be awarded. Attorney Melissa Williams can work with you to give you an understanding of the way judges operate and what you might be able to expect. Our Austin alimony attorney has over 20 years of experience in the field of family law and uses in-depth knowledge of state law to the benefit of our clients.

Do not hesitate to call us at (512) 271-2063 to learn how we can help you with your alimony needs.

“I am dedicated to representing my clients in a way that minimizes conflict and maximizes solutions.”

- Melissa M. Williams
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