Fort Worth Spousal Maintenance Attorney
Calculating Alimony in Texas
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In Texas, alimony is called spousal maintenance and it is always a key factor in a divorce proceeding. The purpose of spousal maintenance is to allow a dependent spouse to maintain the lifestyle they enjoyed during the marriage for continued amount of time after that marriage has ended. This can be a source of great conflict during a divorce and it is critical to have proven counsel by your side to best ensure that the final ruling is appropriate and fair.
Whether you are a paying or dependent spouse, it is normal to have concerns over your impending spousal maintenance agreement. At O’Neil Wysocki P.C., we understand how critical it is to establish a spousal maintenance agreement that both parties can live with. We can ensure that your concerns are voiced before the judge and that any assertion or challenge to your claims on this matter are effectively countered and resolved.
It is possible to face this process with confidence. Contact us today to speak with a compassionate Fort Worth spousal maintanance attorney.
How Spousal Maintenance is Determined
The most urgent questions on clients usually have when they consider spousal maintenance is “how much will it be?” and “how long will it last?” The amount of monthly spousal maintenance can only be determined after a judge reviews the financials and circumstances of the couple, but Texas does limit these payments to $5,000 or 20% of the paying spouse’s gross monthly income.
The duration of spousal maintenance depends on the length of the marriage:
- Marriages of less than 20 years – 5 year maximum
- Marriages between 20 and 30 years – 7 year maximum
- Marriages of more than 30 years – 10 year maximum
Other factors, such as children with special needs and any history of domestic violence, can dramatically effect a spousal maintenance ruling. If you are about to face a divorce and want counsel who can make sure that you are giving every consideration you deserve concerning your alimony ruling, then we invite you to contact us today.
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Proven Fort Worth Spousal Support Attorneys
Divorce can be a naturally antagonistic process. Many times, spouses feel wronged by one another and cannot see eye-to-eye on many of the critical decisions needed to move on from their marriage. However, this is not the case for every couple. In fact, a growing number of couples are forgoing a protracted courtroom process in favor of divorce mediation.
The mediation process is guided by mediator, but it is still highly advised that each spouse retain their own respective counsel. At O’Neil Wysocki P.C., we’ve seen how countless Texas couples have benefited from divorce mediation and have always ensured that their best interests remain a priority during each negotiation session. Our experienced and award-winning Fort Worth divorce lawyers know how to navigate the mediation process and secure an amicable outcome for our clients.
Want to learn more about how we can help make the most of your divorce mediation? Contact our team at (972) 852-8000 today.
Mediation: the best option?
Divorce mediation isn’t right for every couple, but couples who are still able to cooperatively work together, it can yield many benefits. Mediation can be so beneficial, in fact, the court will sometimes order it for couples it believes it can work for.
Why is mediation so beneficial?
- It can be far less costly than a courtroom divorce.
- It gives the couple more power to decide the terms of their divorce.
- It is far less stressful and hurtful for the couple.
- It offers more flexible scheduling and pacing than a courtroom divorce.
- It can be healthier for any children of couple (due to reduced conflict).
If mediation sounds like it is a viable option for your divorce, it is still essential that each party retain proper counsel. At O’Neil Wysocki P.C., not only can we recommend a skilled mediator for your divorce, but also keep a vigilant watch for you and your family’s best interests throughout the entire process.