The Woodlands Spousal Maintenance Lawyers

In Texas, alimony is strictly limited. Courts are hesitant to award spousal maintenance, and when it is ordered, it is typically limited in amount and duration.

Because alimony is hard to obtain, it is important to have experienced attorneys fighting to protect your financial interests. Located in The Woodlands, Shriver & McLean, L.L.P., helps clients leave their marriages with the resources they need to move forward in a financially secure manner.

Montgomery County Alimony Attorneys — Protecting Your Financial Future

Under Texas law, alimony is to be awarded as a rehabilitative tool to provide the lower-earning spouse with the time and resources needed to obtain the education and training he or she needs to become financially independent.

While Texas statutes are very limited, divorcing couples can develop their own alimony obligations through negotiated alimony agreements. If couples cannot agree on alimony payments, Texas's limited alimony laws will control.

At Shriver & McLean, L.L.P., our lawyers fight to get our clients the alimony payments they need to support themselves and their children. Because alimony is so difficult to obtain, we often work for larger property division settlements to make up for the lack of continued financial support.

Alimony: An Uphill Battle

It is extremely difficult to get alimony in Texas. In order to obtain alimony, you must prove to the judge that you are unable to meet your own minimum reasonable needs. Even after proving you are unable to support yourself, judges will evaluate a variety of additional factors, including the age, health and work history of each spouse, the length of the marriage, child care needs and whether one spouse supported the other's education or career during the marriage, when deciding whether alimony is proper.

If you are involved in a divorce proceeding, obtaining spousal support will be an uphill battle. Contact The Woodlands spousal maintenance attorneys at Shriver & McLean, L.L.P., for help protecting your financial interests. Call us today at 281-645-0117 to schedule an initial consultation.