Austin Spousal Support Lawyer

Spousal Support

Spousal support can be awarded on a temporary or permanent basis. At Newberry Law, P.L.L.C. we represent clients during spousal support determinations and help them understand the requirements for receiving and paying spousal maintenance.  Joe has extensive court room experience handling spousal support cases.

Are you interested in arranging a consultation with Newberry Law, P.L.L.C. to discuss spousal support? Contact Newberry Law, P.L.L.C.  today.

Two Types of Spousal Support

Spousal support is based upon financial need and can be awarded in two types of situations. Temporary spousal support is awarded during divorce proceedings, and often reflects a spouse’s need for support during the pendency of the lawsuit. Permanent spousal support is granted to a spouse who is not be able support himself or herself financially. In most situations, the spouse who is receiving spousal maintenance may receive it for no more than ten years depending on the length of marriage. If the spouse is disabled or is the caregiver of a special needs child, spousal maintenance may continue indefinitely.

What Factors are Considered in Determining Spousal Maintenance?

The courts consider many factors when making a spousal support determination. Newberry Law, P.L.L.C. will protect your rights and advocate for you, and Judy and Joe will strive to ensure that the amount of spousal maintenance you will be paying or receiving is fair and realistic. Factors used to determine alimony include the following:

  • Length of the marriage – Support is not granted if the marriage lasted less than ten years.
  • Domestic violence – If violence has occurred during the divorce, support may be ordered.
  • Financial needs of a spouse
  • Ability of a spouse to pay spousal support
  • Education, occupation and earning capacity of spouse paying or receiving spousal support

Whether you are trying to get spousal support or you are trying to ensure that you do not pay too much, Newberry Law, P.L.L.C. can help. Contact us today to arrange your consultation.