Spousal Support/Spousal Maintenance/Alimony
Equalizer payments made by one spouse are designed to allow a lower-earning spouse to keep the same standard of living. These payments go by many names: alimony, spousal support, or in the Texas Family Code, maintenance. It is not rare for a court to grant spousal support, but the right procedure must be followed.
For more than a decade, The Law Office of Ryan C. Moe, PLLC, has been resolving disputes over spousal maintenance for individuals throughout the San Antonio metro. Our lawyers provide personalized and caring representation. We attempt to settle these issues, but are prepared to take cases to trial when necessary.
Reforms and Added Clarity
We have closely followed changes in Texas law including the extension of awards from three years to 10 or more. Many of our divorce cases involve disputes over the amount and time frame related to spousal support. We rely on past experience to make the best possible arguments on your behalf.
To be awarded spousal support, a spouse generally must provide evidence of an attempt to get back on one's feet, such as:
- An active job search;
- Disability that inhibits the ability to work; or
- Employment that does not pay enough to provide self support.
The Texas Family Code then provides guidance to judges on setting the amount of maintenance awards.
Could you be entitled to receive spousal maintenance? How can you contest your spouse's request for payments? We can provide individualized answers after learning more about your situation.
An Advocate on Your Side
Our attorneys will stand by your side and help you navigate the divorce process while protecting your financial future. Call us today at 210-861-6000 to schedule an initial consultation. You can also reach us online.