Need Help with Spousal Support?
Skilled Representation by a Denton County & Collin County Divorce Lawyer
Spousal support 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 Coker, Robb & Cannon, Family Lawyers, we put our more than 90 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 law issues.
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 child support
- 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 Denton County & Collin 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 Coker, Robb & Cannon, Family Lawyers to ensure your rights are respected throughout the entire maintenance process.
Give us a call to discuss your situation with our firm— (940) 293-2313!