At Garza Law Firm, LLLP, our Dallas alimony and spousal support attorneys are experienced in providing personalized legal counsel to individuals and families in Dallas, Richardson, and surrounding areas of Texas. We understand that the process of obtaining alimony or spousal support can be a difficult and emotional experience. Our family attorneys are dedicated to providing the highest level of service and representation to our clients.
What is Alimony?
Alimony, also known as spousal support, is a court-ordered payment from one spouse to the other. This payment is intended to help the receiving spouse maintain a similar lifestyle that was enjoyed during the marriage. Alimony is typically awarded when one spouse has been dependent on the other for financial support during the marriage.
Types Of Alimony in Texas
In Texas, there are two different types of spousal support: contractual alimony and spousal maintenance. The differences between the two are as follows:
- Contractual Alimony: Spouses can agree on alimony terms as part of their divorce settlement. The agreement is often detailed in the divorce decree, and the court will enforce the terms.
- Spousal Maintenance Ordered by the Court: If the court determines that a spouse is qualified for spousal maintenance based on specific factors, it may order maintenance payments. Texas Family Code Section 8.001 outlines the factors the court considers, including the recipient's ability to meet their minimum reasonable needs, the ability of the paying spouse to pay maintenance, and other relevant factors.
It's important to note that alimony is not guaranteed in every divorce case, and the amount and duration can vary based on the circumstances of each case. The court will consider elements such as the length of the marriage, the financial resources of each spouse, the education and employment skills of the spouse seeking maintenance, and any acts of domestic violence among other factors.
Why Hire Garza Law Firm, LLLP
Our Dallas alimony lawyers are experienced in representing clients in alimony and spousal support cases. We are dedicated to providing personalized legal counsel to individuals and families in Richardson and surrounding areas of Texas. We understand that the process of obtaining alimony or spousal support can be a difficult and emotional experience. Our attorneys are committed to providing the highest level of service and representation to our clients.
Contact Our Dallas Alimony Attorney Today
If you are seeking alimony or spousal support, contact our experienced Dallas and Richardson alimony and spousal support attorneys at Garza Law Firm, LLLP today. Our attorneys are dedicated to providing personalized, effective legal counsel to our clients. We strive to ensure that our clients receive the alimony or spousal support to which they are entitled.
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