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Texas gives judges the discretion to grant spousal support (alimony) to spouses in the event of divorce. Knowing which factors the judges will use and what could be at stake for you is an important thing to think about before you file for divorce.
At The Law Office of Clint Chase, we provide extensive guidance to people in Houston and throughout Texas who are going through the divorce process and need help understanding alimony obligations. Our law firm can represent you in litigation, settlement negotiations or mediation to help you pay or receive alimony that is fair and meets your needs.
Do not agree to a specific alimony amount without talking to an attorney first. Call our office in Houston at (281) 536-7055 to get help.
Determining Spousal Support Obligations That Are Fair
When determining whether a spouse will make alimony payments to the other, a family court judge will take into account a broad range of factors. These can include the length of the marriage and each spouse's income, earning potential, assets, age, health, standard of living and whether children are still being cared for.
The judge can then award alimony in one of four categories:
Like with child support payments, changes in economic circumstances could mean asking a judge to modify your original alimony order. Whether seeking a modification or negotiating a divorce settlement, we will strenuously advocate for your financial interests.
Schedule Your Consultation With An Experienced Divorce Lawyer Today
If you agree to a settlement before having an attorney review it, you could be setting yourself up for future financial pain. Call our office in Houston at (281) 536-7055 or contact us online to learn more about your options and your rights.