During a divorce, the court attempts to prevent either spouse from feeling a dramatic change of lifestyle once things are finalized by arranging alimony payments. Alimony, also known as spousal support, may be established to provide monthly payments to the dependent spouse for a set amount of time.
If you believe you require spousal support to continue living comfortably and are being denied it, our Johnson County divorce attorneys from Coontz Cochran can help you. We can also assist you if you feel your ex-spouse is demanding too much from you through alimony payments that cripple your finances.
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According to Texas law, there are detailed requirements to determine whether or not you are eligible for spousal support. It will not be granted immediately and first requires a proper review of you and your ex-spouse's financial and living situations.
The court will consider various facets to establish a fair amount of alimony, such as:
If your ex-spouse makes significantly more than you, the odds of you winning spousal support may be high. There is no set amount, however, and you may be shorted if you do not approach the situation with an experienced divorce lawyer at your side.
Just as there is no guarantee as to how much money you will be rewarded, there is also no defined statute as to how long you should receive alimony benefits. When children are involved, spousal support can last for years, if not indefinitely. Some of the only things that can cease a permanently established alimony are death and remarriage.
As your needs change over the course of time, the amount you are rewarded can either increase or decrease. Modifications, however, require a court's review. To ensure you are not getting too little or paying too much, take legal action with Coontz Cochran today.
Since 1990, Coontz Cochran has represented clients all across the greater Dallas metro area in all sorts of family law cases. Our attorneys share more than 40 years of combined legal experience and will tailor your representation according to your unique situation. Our team includes a board-certified specialist in civil trial law and we are positively AV-rated® by Martindale-Hubbell®.
Contact our firm to consult a Johnson County divorce attorney today and settle your spousal support disputes once and for all.