Alimony

Collin County Divorce Lawyers

In the State of Texas, alimony is officially referred to as "spousal maintenance," which is a recurring payment made from one spouse to the other following a divorce. In the court's eyes, spousal maintenance is not a presumed requirement. Rather, their default assumption is that spousal maintenance is notrequired. To determine whether you are eligible to receive or if you must pay spousal maintenance, speak with our board certified  Collin County divorce lawyers for help. we have helped hundreds of divorcing couples resolve their alimony disputes.

Spousal maintenance may be deemed appropriate if any of the following conditions are true:

  • A domestic violence conviction the two years prior to divorce
  • A spouse cannot financially support him/herself after divorce
  • The marriage lasted longer than ten years
  • The parents have a child with physical or mental disabilities

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Texas has determined that spousal maintenance cannot last longer than 10 years unless the receiving spouse is disabled - or is caring for a disabled child. In general, 5 years is the maximum duration for marriages lasting less than 20 years; 7 years is the maximum duration for marriages lasting between 20 and 30 years; and 10 years is the maximum duration for marriages lasting more than 30 years.

What Am I Entitled To? What Am I Required To Pay?

The amount of spousal maintenance can be agreed upon by the spouses or determined by court order. If left to the jurisdiction of the court, the presiding judge will consider the financial resources and earning power of each spouse. The court will also take into account acts of cruelty, violence, or adultery when allocating support. Monthly support payments are capped at both $5,000 and 20% of the paying spouse's gross monthly income. See how our attorneys can help protect you in your spousal maintenance case.

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If you are going through a divorce in Dallas, Scroggins Family Law can help you through the process. With more than over 20 years of combined family law experience and award-winning advocacy that is Rated 10.0 by Avvo and included in Super Lawyers®, we have the credentials you need to secure the best possible outcome.

To learn the specifics of your spousal maintenance case, call our Collin County divorce attorneysat 214-469-3100.