A spouse who occupies the weaker financial position when the marriage is ended can receive spousal support, also known as alimony. There are a variety of factors that determine the amount and length of time.
These are determined by a judge, but the professionals at Engel Law Group, P.S., in Texas can help ensure that you receive the proper compensation on a monthly basis. We have been through countless alimony cases, and our lawyer will work with you every step of the way.
Two areas determine the granting, or denial, of alimony. The first is income disparity, which is defined as the capacity to earn income. The court reviews the position of each spouse, and also goes over their current job and the earning potential of that particular position and field.
The second determining factor in spousal support is the length of the marriage, the longer the couple has been married, the better a chance of receiving alimony. For example, if the marriage has only been legal for a few years, the chance for alimony is greatly reduced. However, a marriage that lasted 15 years or longer will most likely cause the court to rule in favor of alimony being granted.
Individual circumstances also determine how alimony is considered, including assets and ability to pay, rather than only a fixed number. The typical time period that spousal support payments will be granted, in the state of Texas, is several months to a few years. This is done to encourage the receiving spouse to improve their financial standing and earning potential.
Whether you’re seeking alimony or want to challenge an alimony motion, contact Engel Law Group, P.S..