Need Help with Spousal Support?
Skilled Representation by a Collin County Divorce Lawyer
Alimony, or spousal maintenance, is regular payments made to a spouse to
provide support during or after a divorce. Divorcing spouses can agree
to spousal support terms or have them determined by a court. When you
are going through a divorce, our Collin County divorce attorney can help
you determine if you are eligible for maintenance.
At CokerLegal, we put our more than 70 years of collective experience to
work on behalf of each client we work with. We understand how difficult
and emotional divorce proceedings are and how important it is to protect
your rights at all times and ensure you are treated fairly. This is why
we provide compassionate and personalized support when you deal with family
How is Spousal Support determined?
Texas courts have a variety of factors to consider when determining the
amount and duration of spousal support to be paid.
- Duration of the marriage
- Existence of any children with physical or mental disabilities
- Martial misconduct or family violence
- The ability to be employed and ability to provide for minimum financial needs
- The contribution as a homemaker
- Ability of the supporting spouse to provide for the other spouse and pay
- Unnecessary expenditure of community property by either party
Even if the other spouse has been convicted of domestic violence, courts
usually assume that an order for spousal support is not appropriate and
therefore must be convinced otherwise based on the above criteria.
Trusted Representation in Collin & Denton County
It may be necessary for our Collin County divorce lawyer to show the court
you have made a good-faith effort to earn income on your own or develop
skills to provide for basic needs during the separation and divorce proceedings.
Our job as your legal representative is to provide reliable advocacy and
negotiate with the other side for the best outcome possible. Speak with
CokerLegal to ensure your rights are respected throughout the entire maintenance process.
Give us a call to discuss your situation with our firm—(888) 570-7899!