Denton Spousal Support Lawyers
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One of the most common issues that arise during divorce proceedings is the matter of spousal support. Spousal support, also known as alimony, can be a contentious issue and it’s wise to enlist the assistance of an experienced attorney who can help you protect your best interests. Whether you are seeking spousal support for yourself, or you believe that your former spouse has requested an unfair amount of alimony from you, Navarrette | Bowen, P.C. can help. Our divorce attorneys in Denton and the surrounding areas have the skills, resources, and in-depth knowledge of Texas family laws to advocate for you. We provide empathetic legal guidance and objective counsel, along with reliable representation both in and out of the courtroom. Find out how our firm can assist you with your complex family matter today.
Who Can Qualify for Spousal Support in Texas?
In order to qualify for spousal support, one must meet certain requirements, per Texas law. Firstly, a judge must determine that the spouse seeking alimony will not be able to meet his or her basic needs at the time of divorce.
Secondly, one or more of the following circumstances must be present:
- The marriage lasted at least 10 years, and the spouse seeking alimony is not able to support him or herself financially
- The spouse seeking alimony cannot provide for him or herself due to a mental or physical disability
- The spouse seeking alimony cannot earn enough income to support him or herself due to the special needs of a child of the marriage over which the seeking spouse has custody
- One spouse has been convicted of domestic violence against the other spouse or their child during the marriage or during divorce proceedings
In most instances, except cases involving domestic abuse, spousal support is not assumed. In other words, the court will operate under the assumption that spousal support is not appropriate unless convinced otherwise. Because of this, if you are seeking spousal support, it is crucial to have the assistance of an experienced attorney on your side. Our Denton divorce lawyers can help you seek a fair alimony judgment, including the amount and duration of support, whether you are the one seeking spousal support or the one who has been ordered to pay.