Dallas Alimony Attorneys
Representing Clients in Collin, Denton, and Tarrant Counties
Have you been ordered to pay alimony and are wondering how you will be able to make ends meet? On the other hand, are you the one receiving alimony and are worried about how you will make ends meet? At Garcia-Windsor, P.C., we understand that alimony is often a source of stress for our clients. Our Dallas alimony attorneys can provide you with the representation you need to address your unique situation.
What Is Alimony?
Alimony is a payment by one spouse to the other spouse during or after a divorce. Alimony is paid for either a temporary or permanent basis.
Texas alimony laws are governed by Chapter 71 of the Texas Family Code. When determining alimony, the court will take a number of factors into consideration, including but not limited to:
- The length of the marriage
- The standard of living the parties established during the marriage
- The financial condition of each party
- The ability of each party to earn income
- The age and health of each party
- The needs of the children
- The contribution by one party to the other party's earning power
- Any other factors the court deems relevant
Because alimony is based on the unique circumstances of every case, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Our Dallas alimony attorneys can help you determine whether you are eligible for alimony and, if so, what type of alimony you may be entitled to.
How Long Does Alimony Last in Texas?
Texas alimony laws dictate that alimony will last for a temporary or permanent basis.
- Temporary alimony refers to payments made by one spouse to the other during a divorce proceeding.
- Permanent alimony is a form of spousal support that lasts for either the rest of the supported spouse's life or until the recipient remarries.
The duration of alimony is determined by the court and is based on the facts of each case. However, the following are some general guidelines:
- Short-term marriage — In marriages lasting less than 10 years, permanent alimony is rarely awarded.
- Marriages lasting 10+ years — In long-term marriages, permanent alimony is more likely to be awarded.
Our Dallas alimony attorneys are well versed in Texas alimony laws and can help you determine what type of alimony you may be entitled to.
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To speak with an alimony lawyer in Dallas, call Garcia-Windsor, P.C. at (214) 972-3025.