Whether you are the party paying or receiving spousal support, you need to be sure that the amount of support is fair. Neither party should be unduly burdened by payments that are too low or too high. While there are laws governing the award of spousal support, you need an experienced lawyer to argue for your rights.
The Webb Family Law Firm, P.C., provides comprehensive divorce representation in the Dallas Metroplex region. We have experience with support in high net worth divorces and divorces involving complex assets such as businesses and professional practices. Our Dallas spousal support attorneys are prepared to protect your rights regarding temporary support orders, spousal maintenance and contractual alimony.
Spousal Support And Contractual Alimony
Changes to Texas family law have increased the length of time spousal support may be granted. Except in rare cases, spousal support is granted on a temporary basis. Depending on the length of the marriage and other factors, spousal support may be granted for up to five, seven or 10 years.
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 because of an incapacitating mental or physical condition. Please discuss your case with us to learn how the law may apply to you.
Contractual alimony is an option in some divorces, especially in high-asset divorces. While spousal support is court-ordered, contractual alimony is not. It is an agreement between the parties. Contractual alimony can be good for equalizing the property division settlement by compensating one spouse for his or her share of an asset. One or both parties may receive tax benefits by using contractual alimony instead of dividing certain assets. We will work with or refer you to tax experts to determine whether you may benefit.
Contact An Alimony Attorney
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