San Antonio Alimony Attorney
An alimony judgment is a vital part of any divorce case in Texas. The Locke Law Group understands the financial implications of divorce and the emotional stress that comes with it. We are here to help you navigate the alimony process and protect your financial interests.
How Is Alimony Calculated in Texas?
In Texas, alimony is known as spousal maintenance. The court can order spousal maintenance in a divorce case or modify an existing order if circumstances have changed.
Texas law provides that the court shall consider the following factors in determining whether to award spousal maintenance and, if so, in what amount:
- The duration of the marriage
- The circumstances necessitating maintenance
- The earning capacity of each spouse
- The needs of each spouse
- The obligations of each spouse
- The property owned by each spouse
- The contributions made by each spouse to the marriage and the marital estate
- The age and health of each spouse
- The ability of each spouse to work and earn income
- The sources of income for each spouse
- The marital standard of living
- Any other factors the court deems just and equitable
How Long Does Alimony Last?
In Texas, alimony can last for a specific period of time or for "permanent" alimony. The duration of alimony depends on the length of the marriage. Short-term alimony lasts for 2 to 5 years, while long-term alimony lasts for 5 to 10 years or more. In addition, permanent alimony can be awarded if the marriage lasted 10 years or more.
Contact The Locke Law Group
At The Locke Law Group, we understand how important alimony is to your financial stability. If you are seeking alimony in your divorce, we can help.
Call (210) 361-3113 today to schedule a consultation with a San Antonio alimony attorney.