Alimony Lawyer in Austin
Seek or Modify Spousal Support in Travis County
One of the most contested issues in a divorce is alimony, also known as spousal support. Whether you are receiving alimony or are the one paying it, an experienced attorney can help make sure that the fair amount of financial support is requested in your divorce.
With both personal and professional experience, Attorney Hannah Hembree Bell understands what it takes to successfully litigate or negotiate divorce cases where spousal maintenance is involved. As your legal advocate, we will walk you through all the aspects of your case to protect your best interests.
Understanding Alimony in Texas
Alimony is a legal term that refers to the ongoing financial support provided by one spouse to the other following divorce. The purpose of alimony is to ensure the financial well-being of a spouse who was financially dependent during the marriage and lacks the ability to provide for themselves, either immediately or indefinitely after the divorce.
In the state of Texas, an alimony court order is referred to as spousal maintenance.
Spousal maintenance may be ordered when a divorcing spouse does not have the financial means to meet basic needs, as long as the spouse meets the following qualifying circumstances:
- A physical or mental disability prevents the spouse from working
- The couple was married for 10 years or longer
- The one seeking spousal maintenance has a child from the marriage who requires supervision or special care due to a physical or mental disability
- The spouse seeking support (or his or her child) was physically abused within two years of filing for divorce or during the divorce process
Contact Hembree Bell Law
Spousal maintenance is one of the most common points of disagreement among those facing a divorce. If you and your spouse are having difficulty arriving at an agreement on the amount of alimony that should be paid each month, our experienced Austin alimony lawyer is here to provide you with reliable legal counsel, help ensure that your rights are protected, and assist you in attaining the outcome you deserve.