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Settling Alimony Matters

Divorce Attorney in Smith County Texas

A divorce can wreak havoc on your life in a number of ways, whether or not you were the one who initiated the divorce process. Even if you and your spouse agreed that it was better off for you to split up, a divorce can affect your finances, your children's lives, and more. In some circumstances, if you were dependent on your spouse during the marriage, you may suffer financially unless you're awarded alimony (also known as spousal support).

It is highly advisable that you have a East Texas divorce lawyer to represent you and protect your rights and best interest throughout the divorce proceedings. At The Law Offices of Milissa C. Barrick, P.C., we work to help you ensure that you receive, or pay, a fair amount of alimony.

How is Alimony Decided in Texas?

If you believe that you should be paid spousal support from your spouse after the divorce, you will need to show the court that you are in need of these payments and that your spouse is able to make them. If your case goes to trial, the judge will decide the fate of your alimony claim. However, you can rely on our firm to do whatever is necessary to gather evidence and present a a very strong case on your behalf.

There are several factors a judge may consider when making a decision about alimony, such as:


  • The duration of your marriage

  • The contributions of each spouse to the marriage

  • The income and earning capacity of each spouse

  • The lifestyle each spouse is used to

  • The fault of the break-up

  • Temporary spousal support

  • Post divorce maintenance

Contact us today to find out more about how we can help.

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