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In Texas spousal maintenance, also known as alimony, is difficult to obtain and limited in duration and amount. Generally, spousal maintenance is not favored in Texas courts and the individual who is requesting it must prove that he or she is eligible for it.

With the Law Office of David S. Bouschor, II, P.C. on your side, you can be sure that all aspects of your case will be thoroughly evaluated to see if you might be eligible for spousal maintenance. If so, our attorneys can help you gather evidence and proof to powerfully demonstrate your circumstances and need for spousal maintenance. We have helped numerous clients navigate this aspect of their divorces and we are confident that we will be an invaluable resource to you during this time.

Discuss your case with an experienced Denton attorney who can assist you with spousal maintenance by contacting us today.

Eligibility for Receiving Spouse Maintenance in Texas

Court-ordered spousal maintenance is an option for the court if the spouse seeking maintenance lacks sufficient property upon the divorce to provide for their reasonable, minimum needs.

Other terms of eligibility include the following:

  • The spouse seeking maintenance was married to the other spouse for at least 10 years and is not able to earn enough to provide for their minimum reasonable needs.
  • The spouse seeking maintenance cannot earn sufficient income due to an incapacitating mental or physical disability.
  • The spouse seeking maintenance is the custodian of a child with a physical or mental disability who requires substantial care and supervision and the spouse is unable to earn enough to provide for their minimum reasonable needs.
  • The spouse seeking maintenance was a victim of family violence within two years of the divorce in which the abusive spouse received deferred adjudication or was convicted.

Factors Considered in Determining Maintenance

The court doesn’t only determine whether or not a spouse receives maintenance, but also the amount, duration, and manner of these payments.

The following factors are considered when the court is determining maintenance:

  • The spouse’s financial resources after divorce and their ability to provide for their own reasonable minimum needs.
  • The education and employment skills of the spouse and logistics surrounding the spouse’s ability to acquire further education or employment skills to earn sufficient income.
  • The length of the marriage
  • The age, employment history, earning ability, and physical or emotional condition of the spouse
  • The effect on the paying spouse’s ability to provide for their own minimum reasonable needs while paying alimony and/or child support if applicable
  • Any acts by either spouse that would result in excessive expenditures or destruction or concealment of common property
  • The contribution to the education, training, or increased earning power of one spouse by the other spouse
  • The property brought into the marriage by either spouse
  • The contribution of the spouse as a homemaker
  • Any marital misconduct or cruel treatment by either spouse during the marriage
  • Any pattern or history of family violence

Contact The Law Office of David S. Bouschor, II, P.C. Today

At The Law Office of David S. Bouschor, II, P.C., we are passionate about providing our clients with the resources and representation they need to navigate their current circumstances. We think outside of the box and creatively apply the law to each case. With years of experience, we are efficient and yet thorough in our case management and will be there for you from the start to the finish of your case.

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