Spousal Support in San Antonio, Texas

The law is very specific when setting out the terms, amounts, and duration for spousal support. The capable attorneys at our law firm are experienced in handling divorce cases involving alimony and work to see that you receive what is fair and just. Request a free consultation to find out what circumstances are required to receive alimony.

The Court Presumes Alimony Is Not Needed

Commonly referred to as alimony; the need for spousal support or spousal maintenance, as it is called in this state, must be established. Otherwise, the court presumes that after the division of community property, each spouse has enough assets and property and has the ability to take care of his or her basic needs.

You may be eligible for spousal maintenance, provided that at the time of the divorce you do not have sufficient property to provide for your minimum reasonable needs and you have met one of the following statutory bases for spousal maintenance: You were married for 10 or more years;You do not have enough assets and/or income to meet basic minimum needs due to a physical or mental disability.

  • Your seeking custody a child of the marriage who needs special care because of a physical or mental disability.
  • Your spouse was convicted of an act of domestic violence against you or your child.

Time Limits Are Place on Spousal Maintenance

The state has placed limits on the length of time someone can receive spousal maintenance. The limits depend on a combination of factors. In most instances the maximum amount of time spousal maintenance maybe received is 10 years; however; if you or your child suffers from a physical or mental disability, the order continues only as long as the spouse satisfies the eligibility requirements.

You need an experienced and aggressive attorney to win an award of spousal maintenance from the court. Request a free consultation with one of our dedicated lawyers to champion your cause.

Contact us today for the legal expertise you need when seeking spousal support. Bineham & Gillen, PLLC, represents client throughout Texas, including the cities of San Antonio, New Braunfels, San Marcos, Boerne, Seguin and Karnes City, as well as other communities and military bases in Bexar County, Comal County and Karnes County.