A San Antonio Alimony Attorney Who Can Answer Your Questions About Spousal Support
One of the most reputable San Antonio spousal support lawyers in practice
In many marriages, one spouse is clearly the primary breadwinner. And when such marriages dissolve, the financially dependent spouses may worry that they may be unable to support themselves. Sometimes, that fear can be so pervasive that it prevents spouses from pursuing divorce even when it would be in their best interests to do so.
Joseph P. Appelt, an experienced San Antonio alimony lawyer, has spent nearly 20 years helping clients understand their options for spousal support following divorce. If you or someone you love has questions about spousal support or similar matters, contact our law firm today.
What exactly is alimony?
The word alimony technically encompasses any periodic or lump-sum payment that one ex-spouse makes to the other for financial support. Alimony is available in the following forms:
- Spousal support payments ordered by the court while a divorce is pending
- Spousal maintenance payments ordered by the court to be made after the divorce
- Contractual alimony payments defined by a formal divorce settlement
San Antonio divorce lawyers know that clients often fear having to make alimony and child support payments. Understandably, they do not want to be burdened with unreasonable payments or to be left destitute. As a reputable alimony attorney, Joseph P. Appelt knows how to prevent these extremes in a divorce proceeding. Call us before your spouse does.
How Texas typically handles alimony and spousal support
In truth, Texas courts rarely mandate spousal maintenance as part of a divorce. When they do, it is usually for one of the following reasons:
- The spouse making the payments was convicted of a domestic violence crime within two years of the date that the divorce was filed.
- The marriage lasted 10 years or more, and the spouse seeking alimony is disabled or has custody of a child with special needs.
As an experienced San Antonio family law attorney, Joseph P. Appelt can determine whether you are entitled to alimony following your divorce and knows how to convince judges to set fair support amounts that enable both spouses to live comfortably.
Consult with a knowledgeable San Antonio asset division attorney who can explain your spousal support options
Joseph P. Appelt, P.C. understands Texas asset division laws inside and out. Contact our firm today to arrange a free consultation regarding your particular case. Our office offers convenient parking and flexible hours, and we accept all major credit cards. Contact us online or at [ln::phone]. Se habla espanol.