One of the biggest challenges divorcing couples must face is the logistics behind creating two financially sound households out of one. Texas courts use spousal support as a way to ensure the financial stability of the less independent party during and after the divorce.
At the Aqrawi & Nguyen Law Firm, PLLC, we can guide you through this challenging family law matter. In each case, it is our goal to thoroughly review financial means and earning potential of our client and present a well-reasoned solution.
Ensuring The Amount Is Fair
Spousal support — also referred to spousal maintenance — is typically granted to the less financially independent party. The person receiving support must lack the assets to provide for his or her minimum reasonable needs. He or she must also meet certain criteria such as an inability to earn sufficient income due to an incapacitating mental or physical condition. A careful review of your finances will provide a clear direction for how to proceed based on how the spousal support statute and its regulations can impact your specific situation.
Except in rare cases, spousal support is granted on a temporary basis; recent changes to Texas family law have increased the length of time spousal support may be granted. Depending on the length of the marriage and other factors, spousal support may be granted for up to 10 years. As these factors can be complex, it is wise to seek the counsel of an experienced family law attorney.
Contact the Aqrawi & Nguyen Law Firm, PLLC, today at 1-844-Law-2121 to speak with your family attorney.