Houston Attorney for Your Divorce Involving Possible Alimony
Some of the most commonly held misconceptions about divorce in Texas involve alimony — also referred to as spousal maintenance or support. Alimony is not an issue at all in many divorces, but when it may be, it is essential to have solid information and a quality advocate on your side.
At the Law Office of Tiffany Burwell, you can meet with an alimony attorney dedicated to getting to know you, assessing your case thoroughly and helping you make practical decisions. To discuss whether you can reasonably expect to receive or be required to pay alimony, simply call 713.893.3018 and set up a consultation at a time that works well for you.
Can You Receive Support? Should You Expect to Pay? How Much, for How Long?
The Texas Family Code contains some rigorous and detailed guidelines for alimony/spousal support awards. Some of the circumstances that may justify either a man or woman seeking spousal support over a substantial period include:
- Divorce after a marriage that lasted at least 10 years
- Either spouse having developed a significant disability during the course of the marriage
- A highly significant income-earning disparity between the man and woman
Temporary spousal maintenance is a different matter — and properly and quickly seeking an order for this type of support is often vital to meeting children’s needs and maintaining a stable household while divorce negotiations and procedures are in process.
Turn to a Lawyer Equipped to Deal with Complex Assets and High Net Worth
Spousal support is a pivotal, commonly disputed issue for divorcing couples accustomed to high income and an affluent lifestyle. Attorney Edward C. Burwellis a veteran of numerous cases involving complex property litigation and high-stakes negotiations. For high-asset couples throughout Harris County and much of the Houston area, our firm is a proven resource for:
- Structuring a contractual property settlement that may include a lump-sum or periodic payments to either spouse — often enabling the other spouse to keep specific assets intact and avoid an adverse tax burden
- Reviewing and challenging an existing prenuptial or postnuptial agreement — or drafting one to protect your future interests should your marriage end later on
We are here to answer questions involving infidelity, domestic violence, potential hidden assets or income, and other factors that may be relevant to your Texas divorce. Please contact us to begin untangling the complexity and forming a solid plan.