Spousal Maintenance & Alimony

Experienced Fort Worth Alimony Attorneys

Texas has some of the most conservative alimony/maintenance laws in the country. Alimony as it is commonly referred to as a financial support for one spouse. There are two means, one is called spousal maintenance. Spousal maintenance can be available in marriages of 10 or more years, where one spouse has few assets, and is unable to provide for their minimum reasonable needs because of their low income potential.

There is a complex set of conditions that must be met before spousal maintenance is even an option. Spousal maintenance can be awarded for up to $5,000 per month depending on a number of factors. The length of payment depends on the length of the marriage.

At the Law Office of Gary L. Nickelson, in Fort Worth, Texas, we have the skill and experience to help protect the interests of our clients dealing with spousal maintenance issues.

Skilled Alimony/Maintenance Lawyers

In addition to spousal maintenance people may stipulate that alimony be paid as part of a divorce settlement. Alimony is a contractual obligation; it is not granted by the court. Whether it is alimony or spousal maintenance you may need to argue for an amount that is fair under the specific facts of your case.

Our attorneys have represented clients seeking alimony as well as those seeking to avoid alimony payments. In divorce matters where there is a significant disparity in the earning capacity of the spouses, our lawyers work to establish property division settlement to reflect that disparity.

Contact Our Fort Worth Alimony Lawyers

If you have any questions about spousal maintenance, please contact the lawyers at Law Office of Gary L. Nickelson. Our attorneys can be reached by phone at 817-735-4000, by e-mail, or by filling out the in-take form on our Contact Us page.