Richmond, TX Alimony Attorneys
Ensuring Fair Spousal Support Awards
Alimony – also known as spousal support – is an issue that many divorcing couples face. If you are seeking alimony or wish to contest it, the Law Firm of Johnson & Gaskill PLLC provides focused and diligent representation.
Our Richmond, TX alimony lawyers have a long history of successfully resolving spousal support disputes. With a firm-wide focus on family law, we are well-versed in the case law, statutes, and court decisions that can impact your legal matter. When it comes to an alimony dispute, experience matters. Work with the firm that has over 50 years of combined experience. Choose the Law Firm of Johnson & Gaskill PLLC.
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Alimony Guidelines in Texas
Alimony is a form of financial support from one spouse to the other while a divorce is pending or after it has been finalized. Divorcing spouses have the option to arrange their own alimony award, or it may be ordered by the court. In Texas, courts will generally only order alimony in certain cases.
Alimony may be awarded if:
- One spouse is convicted of domestic violence during the divorce proceedings or in the two years prior
- One spouse has a physical or mental disability
- The marriage lasted 10 years or longer
- The spouse seeking support has custody of a physically or mentally handicapped child
- One spouse passed up opportunities to further their education or career to support the other spouse
Any spouse seeking alimony will be required to provide sufficient evidence as to why they need the financial support. Most spousal support orders last for a specific period of time, except in cases where a mentally or physically handicapped child is involved. Alimony may be ordered for 5, 7, or 10 years depending on the length of the marriage.
Seek Trusted Representation from the Law Firm of Johnson & Gaskill PLLC
Spousal support can be a complicated issue that leads to contentious disputes. At the Law Firm of Johnson & Gaskill PLLC, our alimony attorneys in Richmond, TX and surrounding counties, Ford Bend, Brazoria and Galveston have helped numerous families overcome alimony disputes for more than 27 years. Whether through mediation or litigation, our team can help you resolve this issue as efficiently as possible while protecting your rights and interests.