SPOUSAL SUPPORT & ALIMONY
Spousal support, sometimes called alimony or spousal maintenance, is designed to help the lower-earning spouse following a divorce. If you are embarking upon a divorce, our office can help you through all aspects of the divorce, including representing your interests during spousal support proceedings.
Clients of The Law Offices of Bruce Thrasher benefit from more than 25 years of family law experience, personal attention and responsive service.
Temporary Spousal Support
Unless you were married for 10 years or more, most spousal support orders are temporary. The goal of temporary spousal support is to provide financial assistance to the dependent spouse temporarily, which allows him or her time to re-enter the job market, adjust their house arrangement, find employment, or to obtain education or training to find a higher paying job. If a couple has been married for 10 years or more, or under certain circumstances if the parties have been married for less than 10 years, the court may order spousal support payments to continue after the final divorce for a specified period.
Unlike child support, there is no set formula for calculating spousal support in Texas. Numerous factors may be considered when determining spousal support payments, including:
- The income and financial resources of both spouses
- The education and skills of the spouse seeking support
- The duration of the marriage
- Household contributions during the marriage
No two cases are exactly the same. Mr. Thrasher will take the time to evaluate your unique circumstances and provide legal advice tailored to your needs. Contact our office to schedule an initial consultation with Mr. Thrasher to discuss the specifics of your individual case and the legal options available to you.