Hays County Spousal Maintenance
Over 30 Years of Protecting Your Rights
Sometimes, when a couple goes through divorce, one party may need to seek financial assistance from the other for a specific time duration. At The Law Office of Milena Christopher, our spousal maintenance attorneys will do everything they can to help you maintain financial stability. We understand the emotional and fiscal upheaval a divorce can cause and will work with you to come up with a solution to fit your lifestyle.
Call our firm today at (512) 858-8253 to schedule your appointment! In addition, we serve clients in Blanco County, Travis County, and the surrounding Central Texas areas.
Who Can Seek Spousal Maintenance?
In Texas, either party can request maintenance; however, a court may only award support if the requesting party has a deficit of property at the time of divorce. For example, a court considers the following issues when deciding who should receive maintenance:
- The requesting party has any domestic violence convictions against the other spouse or minor children;
- The requesting party is incapacitated due to a mental or physical disability and is unable to earn a self-sustaining income;
- The marriage lasted 10 years or more and the requesting spouse lacks the ability to earn a self-sustaining income; and/or
- The requesting spouse is the custodial parent of minor children who requires full-time care and is unable to work outside the home.
Factors of Spousal Maintenance
Texas law presumes that neither spouse is eligible to receive maintenance funds. For this reason, the requesting party must be able to demonstrate they are making an earnest attempt at earning income or acquiring education to become financially independent. If they have, the court may move forward with a maintenance evaluation.
The court will evaluate either party’s:
- Ability to provide for the other’s needs;
- Education and/or employment skills;
- Employment history;
- Ability to meet the financial and physical needs of minor children;
- Contribution to the other’s educational goals;
- Property they brought to the marriage;
- Marital misconduct; and/or
- History of domestic violence.
Aggressively Pursuing Your Best Interests
If you need help resolving spousal maintenance issues, our Hays County attorneys are here for you. From establishing a maintenance plan to modifying an existing plan, we are knowledgeable on all legal aspects of this subject and can help you come up with a plan that works for your life.
Our legal team is passionate and understanding about helping our clients get through these difficult times.
We listen to what is most important to YOU, as our client, and work hard to help you achieve your goals.
Our legal team is available when you need them most. We make ourselves available after hours, by appointment.
Our founding attorney has decades of experience and understands the Texas divorce system inside and out.