San Antonio Spousal Support Lawyer
Helping determine the need for spousal support and spousal maintenance (alimony) for less well-off spouses during and after a divorce, all over South Texas.
Spousal support is requested during the pendency of the divorce proceedings and helps prevent the less well-off spouse from descending into poverty during the divorce proceedings.
Spousal maintenance, sometimes referred to as alimony, is ordered depending on the circumstances of the marriage, the duration of the marriage, a spouse’s ability to support himself or herself, the child and the child’s circumstances, and how it affects the parent’s ability to work outside the home. These payments are made after the divorce is finalized and are payable over a certain period of time.
At the Law Office of Roland R. Esparza, P.C., we help spouses acquire spousal support and/or maintenance, and we help defend against requests for these payments. Roland R. Esparza is a former city of San Antonio judge so he knows the law and understands the legal system.
Helping You Survive The Divorce Financially
When households split, the overall expenses become twice as high. If you are unable to provide for yourself and your children during the divorce proceedings, our San Antonio spousal support attorney will petition for payments from your spouse that allow you to meet your bills, put food on the table and put gas in the car.
Divorce is already an emotional strain, it should not become a severe financial strain as well. These payments while the divorce is being arranged and finalized will help you to figure out how you will go on with your own life once your marital property and assets have been divided between you.
San Marcos Alimony Attorney
If you are unable to support yourself after the divorce, due to any number of circumstances, our lawyer can petition for spousal maintenance (alimony) to be paid as part of the divorce decree. This is not an automatically granted request. Several factors go into this decision by the judge:
- Length of the marriage
- Age of the requesting spouse
- Employment history of the requesting spouse
- Earning ability of the requesting spouse
- Physical and emotional condition of the requesting spouse
- Contribution of requesting spouse as homemaker
- Marital misconduct
- History or pattern of family violence
Roland R. Esparza will argue for spousal maintenance payments if you are eligible for them as part of your divorce decree.
Defending Against Spousal Support And Maintenance Requests
If you are having spousal support or maintenance payments demanded of you as part of the divorce, we will look for all possible defenses under the family code, such as that your spouse is capable of finding employment and has the education level to support himself or herself.
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