Protect Your Interests with an Austin Divorce Attorney
When a couple decides to divorce, one of the matters that needs to be addressed is whether spousal support will be awarded. If you are concerned about your financial situation after divorce, we at The Law Office of Janet McCullar, P.C. wish to lend you a helping hand. A court may order temporary spousal support, but in some cases, permanent spousal support can also be ordered. This is especially true for marriages that were of a long duration.
Depending on your individual circumstances, perhaps you chose to sacrifice your career in order to care for your family. Securing employment may prove to be a challenge after divorcing. We can help you petition for the spousal support you need to meet your needs and help you transition into the next stage of your life or reduce your exposure to spousal maintenance should there be disparity in earnings and earning potential between you and your spouse.
Learn about your options during an initial consultation. Call an Austin alimony lawyer at (512) 342-9933 to request yours today.
How Courts Award Spousal Maintenance
Texas courts generally consider a set of factors when determining whether to award spousal maintenance, how much maintenance to award, and how the duration of support. Our Austin alimony attorneys have handled maintenance issues for a number of our divorce clients, and we are familiar with the factors involved, including:
- Duration of the marriage
- Health condition and age of each spouse
- Property division
- Earning potential (education, skills, etc.)
- Tax implications
- Prenuptial or postnuptial agreements
- Contributions each spouse made to the other during marriage
Bringing More Than Two Decades of Experience to the Table
We have decades of experience in handling all kinds of family law cases, including matters involving spousal support. We will personally handle all the details related to your case in order to enhance the possibilities that you will obtain a favorable outcome. We will determine whether any special circumstances exist, such as a physical or mental disability, which can be used to strengthen your petition.
Why else should you choose to retain our services? Janet McCullar has earned a number of distinctions, including:
- Janet McCullar Holds an AV® Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®
- Attorney McCullar has been included among the Best Lawyers in America®
- She is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Do not hesitate to call our office to learn more about our high-quality legal services.