Spousal Support

Denton Spousal Support Attorney

Serving Denton, Collin, and Tarrant County, TX

At Coker, Robb & Cannon, Family Lawyers, we put more than 110 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. We offer financing to help with retainer fees. Click here to see your options.

What is Spousal Support?

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 alimony attorney can help you determine if you are eligible for maintenance.

How is Spousal Support Determined in Texas?

Texas courts have a variety of factors to consider when determining the amount and duration of Spousal Support to be paid.

Factors include:

  • Duration of the marriage
  • Existence of any children with physical or mental disabilities
  • Marital misconduct or family violence
  • The ability to be employed and the ability to provide for minimum financial needs
  • The contribution as a homemaker
  • The 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.

How Long Do You Have to Be Married to Get Spousal Support?

In Texas, spousal maintenance is generally awarded in divorce cases where the marriage lasted 10 years or longer. Cases involving domestic violence during or soon after the divorce may also qualify for spousal support, as can cases where the parties simply come to an agreement about spousal maintenance. Wondering if you qualify for spousal support in Texas? Consult a spousal maintenance attorney at Coker, Robb & Cannon today!

Trusted Representation in Denton, Collin, and Tarrant County

It may be necessary for our Collin County spousal maintenance 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.

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