Alimony And Spousal Support

San Marcos Divorce And Alimony Lawyers Serving Clients In Central Texas

Texas laws regarding awarding spousal support — often still referred to as alimony — are unique and specific to every divorce. Generally speaking, spousal maintenance will only be granted on a temporary basis in marriages lasting fewer than 10 years. Often, the support is awarded to help the obligee remain in the family home for a predetermined period of time, or complete job training or education required to succeed on the job market. When awarded, permanent alimony is reserved for cases of long-term marriages, in which one partner would suffer severe financial hardship as a result of the loss of income or financial assets.

Alimony And Domestic Violence

Recent changes in Texas law now take into account divorces involving domestic violence. A spouse seeking maintenance must demonstrate that she or he has been a victim of physical or emotional domestic violence within the previous two years of filing for divorce. Such cases are highly scrutinized by the courts because of the concern that a spouse seeking alimony may falsely accuse the other spouse of violence.

If spousal support will be an important consideration in your pending divorce in Central Texas, talk to an attorney at Sergi & Associates, P.C., in San Marcos. We are a small, personalized law firm that places a focus on compassionate representation in family law matters. Our lawyers bring together decades of experience representing clients in divorce and alimony cases in Hays County, Caldwell County, Guadalupe County, Travis County, Bexar County and Comal County courts.

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