Getting Spousal Support Right Is Critical

Establishing spousal maintenance or alimony may be dependent on a number of factors. A skilled family law attorney can help you look at additional issues that influence how much support you will receive or pay.

At the law office of David L. Willis, P.C., in San Antonio, we approach maintenance and alimony issues creatively. By examining the relationship between spousal support and property division, we are able to help our clients determine a satisfactory level of support. Our success in helping clients in this manner has developed over more than three decades.

Contact us today to find out how we can apply our creativity to your maintenance and alimony issues.

Understanding Texas Alimony Laws

For the receiving spouse, support is good for a maximum of three years if the parties had been married for a minimum of 10 years at the time of the divorce. Additionally, the maximum amount a party may receive for spousal maintenance is $2,500 per month. The factors the court takes into account have to do with business opportunities and job prospects. The court will also consider matters related to the division of property — in other words, if one party is going to receive the bulk of the estate, they may not be entitled to receive as much support from their former spouse.

Committed To Reaching The Right Decisions

At the law office of David L. Willis, P.C., we work for amicable settlements outside of family court. We work closely with clients to work out a plan that both parties can agree on and abide by. For example, payment of day care in exchange for having to pay only a percentage of requested maintenance or alimony may save both parties the time and headache of a courtroom battle. Our success is founded upon our ability to devise practical solutions to maintenance concerns.

In the end, having a lawyer who approaches maintenance, alimony and support issues with creativity and flexibility is the best way to ensure that your financial needs are met after a divorce. Call 210-271-9212 or use our online contact form to discuss your options with an experienced family law attorney.