Spousal support, also referred to as spousal maintenance or alimony, is a significant area of contention in many divorces. Whether you anticipate having to pay spousal support or anticipate receiving it, a dynamic lawyer can be instrumental in achieving your goals. I amDennis A. Fuller, Attorney at Law. My Dallas law firm has gained a strong reputation among my clients and colleagues for providing skilled representation in all types of family and divorcematters.

Developing Powerful Strategies In Spousal Support Issues

In Texas, courts are required to consider a number of factors when determining the duration and amount of spousal support, or whether it is even warranted. To start with, judges operate under the assumption that spousal support is not required unless the spouse requesting support can prove a number of issues. First off, any spouse requesting support must prove that he or she cannot pay for his or her minimum reasonable expenses. A spouse requesting support must also prove one of the following:

  • He or she is unable to support him or herself because of a debilitating physical or mental condition.
  • He or she is caring for a disabled child and cannot earn sufficient income as a result.
  • He or she was a victim of domestic violence in the last two years and is also unable to earn sufficient income.
  • The marriage lasted for 10 years or longer, and the spouse requesting spousal support is unable to meet his or her reasonable needs.

Very often, spousal support and property division issues are closely intertwined. At the outset of your case, I will advise you whether spousal support is a realistic possibility. Whether you could be paying or receiving spousal support, I will work diligently to give you the best chance of moving forward on favorable terms.

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