In Texas, spousal maintenance is a very complicated topic. Both parties may find themselves in heated disputes about what’s reasonable or fair, with no middle ground between them. There are several situations where the court can step in and simply order spousal...
What determines the amount of spousal support in Texas?
On Behalf of Laura Dale & Associates, P.C. | Sep 6, 2022 | Alimony
During or after a divorce, the court may order either spouse to provide financial support to the other. The periodic payment is known as spousal support, meant for their maintenance. Notably, spousal support is separate from child support or property division. No...
Can men receive spousal support in Texas?
On Behalf of Laura Dale & Associates, P.C. | Jun 15, 2022 | Alimony
For many families, the decision for one parent to stay home and raise the children is the best option. It may be due to economics, not wanting to have the children in daycare, or that it causes less stress on the parents and children. In some cases, the mother is the...
What will happen if you violate spousal support orders in Texas?
On Behalf of Laura Dale & Associates, P.C. | Aug 18, 2021 | Alimony
Spousal support, or alimony, continues to be a hot topic here in the state of Texas. Many residents believe alimony should not be an option, while others believe it helps lesser-earning spouses acquire financial independence. Regardless of your personal opinion, if a...
Are you eligible for spousal maintenance in Texas?
On Behalf of Laura Dale & Associates, P.C. | Jun 1, 2021 | Alimony
In high asset divorces, it’s not uncommon for one spouse to be financially dependent upon the other -- and that makes spousal maintenance (commonly called “alimony”) an issue. But spousal maintenance in Texas is not an automatic right. So, how do you know if you are...
Are there alternatives to monthly spousal support payments?
On Behalf of Laura Dale & Associates, P.C. | Apr 27, 2021 | Alimony
When a couple decides to divorce, disputes over money are common -- particularly when it comes to issues of spousal support. You may be able to make your support payments comfortably today, but a significant portion of your wealth could be gone in an instant if you...
Dealing with common fears about post-divorce finances
On Behalf of Laura Dale & Associates, P.C. | Sep 7, 2018 | Alimony, Child Support, Divorce
The hardships of divorce come with the hope that the future will be better. If you look forward to a better life after your divorce, you may be concerned about how to avoid financial struggles that are common after a marriage breaks up. Like many married people, you...
Seeking temporary orders ahead of your divorce
On Behalf of Laura Dale & Associates, P.C. | May 8, 2018 | Alimony, Child Custody, Child Support, Spousal Support (Alimony)
You and your spouse have decided to divorce. It may seem like your life has come to a halt while the rest of the world continues to turn. Your children still need your attention, and your bills still require payment. Meanwhile, you may not want to stay in the same...
Tax implications of Texas divorce worth tending to
On Behalf of Laura Dale & Associates, P.C. | Sep 21, 2016 | Alimony
If you are in a marriage relationship that has run its course you probably are motivated to get things over and done with as quickly as possible. The desire to escape the emotional pressure is surely high. But to address all the factors of a Texas divorce, you need to...
In spousal support matters, precision with terms is critical
On Behalf of Laura Dale & Associates, P.C. | Aug 10, 2016 | Alimony
Some wise person once said, "Fast is fine, but accuracy is everything." Depending on whom you choose to go with, that person was either an ancient Greek historian or old Wild West legend, Wyatt Earp. For the purposes of this blog, we'll go with Earp. He's someone with...
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