Spousal Support

San Antonio Spousal Support Attorney

Alimony lawyers for Central and South Texas

“Alimony”, referred to legally in Texas as spousal support, is unusual in divorce judgments.  However, if certain specific criteria are met, it may still be granted in circumstances where one spouse will be at a financial disadvantage. In deciding whether spousal support should be part of the divorce arrangement, the judge must take into consideration the customary standard of living and opportunities for gainful employment. A divorce should not force one of the spouses to substantially reduce his or her standard of living.

If you are considering a divorce, and spousal support will be part of your divorce negotiations, it is important to hire a San Antonio spousal support lawyer who understands the rules of spousal support in Texas. The law office of James L. Nowlin, in San Antonio, Texas, provides the legal experience that can help you resolve your spousal support matters fairly and effectively. Contact our office to discuss how a Texas Board Certified Family Law Specialist and San Antonio spousal support lawyer can make a difference in the final outcome of your case.

Many factors determine whether spousal support will be considered

  • One factor crucial to consideration for spousal support includes the length of the marriage. If the marriage lasted less than a few years, spousal support will not be a major consideration in divorce proceedings. A marriage lasting ten years or longer may result in “alimony” of limited duration.
  • Another factor that might entitle a spouse to spousal support is a physical or mental disability.
  • In cases when the parties agree to a spousal support arrangement in a mediated or negotiated agreement, the court is likely to accept the agreement.

It is important to remember that child support obligations will be considered more important than spousal support. We will help you understand how spousal support laws will affect your divorce action. Contact our office in San Antonio, Texas, to learn more about our cost-effective representation and the difference a Texas Board Certified Family Law Specialist can make in your divorce. San Antonio spousal support attorney James L. Nowlin can review your case and explain how spousal support (“alimony”) may or may not factor into your divorce.