Spousal Maintenance and Alimony

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Spousal Maintenance and Alimony Lawyer Midland

Couples usually have many questions when considering a divorce. One of the top questions that most Midland divorce lawyers get is concerning alimony. Though Texas is not an alimony state, there are certain situations where spousal support can be awarded. Of course, specific conditions must be met in order for this to happen.

Qualifying for Spousal Support

There are also several types of alimony or spousal support. If you qualify, you might be able to get rehabilitative, temporary, or long-term spousal support. These are normally given to a spouse who is unable to get a job and go to work right away for some reason. The court system tries to ensure that both spouses will be able to afford the basic necessities of life such as food and housing.

If one spouse has a long-term illness or is terminally ill, the courts can award them spousal support for as long as they need it. The court system uses many factors to decide how much spousal support to give. These factors include age, health problems, and your ability to get a good job. In 2011 the Texas laws were changed somewhat to require that certain criteria be met before a spouse is awarded support.

Extenuating Circumstances

In some cases involving abuse, a judge may find in favor of awarding support to the abused spouse for up to three years. If the spouse has mental or physical disabilities, then the courts might consider a longer term. Each case is different and the court system tries to weigh all the facts of the case and deliver a sound decision.

Get Professional Legal Help

Zinda Law Group works with Midland couples every day helping them manage all the issues, problems, and intricacies of divorce. We understand that there are many important matters to consider and we work with couples to help them arrive at equitable decisions. If you and your spouse are considering divorce, then you may benefit from professional mediation and Zinda Law Group also offers this service. This can be invaluable in helping a family to work things out fairly and move through the divorce smoothly.

If you have questions, please call the Midland law offices of Zinda Law Group today to speak to one of our experienced divorce attorneys. You can move forward with confidence when you know that you have professional help. You will find our attorneys well-qualified and compassionate. Our goal is to help you decide important matters like child support, visitation rights, spousal support, and division of assets.

Please call today to schedule your appointment with one of our knowledgeable Midland divorce lawyers. We can advise you of your options so that you can make a fully informed decision as you go forward with your life.