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Alimony Attorneys in Houston

Handling Spousal Support Matters with Precision

In Texas, alimony – legally known as spousal support – is a form of financial support paid by one partner to the other. It is intended to help one spouse maintain financial stability for a certain amount of time following a divorce. Alimony was not introduced in Texas until 1995, and even today it is only awarded under certain circumstances.

Whether you are seeking spousal support or contesting to paying it, you will want a knowledgeable Houston alimony attorney by your side. Alimony is undoubtedly one of the most contentious aspects of divorce – and at Slate & Associates, Attorneys at Law, we want to help you navigate this matter with relative ease.

Contact us online or give us a call at (281) 476-9447 to discuss your unique case with our team of family lawyers.

Helping Our Clients Seeking Alimony

Alimony is a vital form of financial support for individuals who sacrificed career opportunities or forewent work to stay at home with children while married. These individuals – who have been out of the workforce or are unable to earn a sufficient salary on their own – deserve a form of support from the spouse they supported during the marriage.

When awarding alimony, the court will consider:

  • Each partner’s financial contributions
  • Each parent’s other contributions, such as homemaking, childcare, etc.
  • Any incidents of domestic violence
  • Each partner’s education level, future employability, and earning potential
  • Each partner’s spending habits
  • The quality of life each partner enjoyed during the marriage
  • The duration of the marriage
  • Each partner’s mental and physical health

Contesting Alimony

If your partner is seeking spousal support from you as you finalize your divorce, Slate & Associates, Attorneys at Law can help. You should know that the burden of proof is on your partner – they must show that they lack sufficient income or property to meet their minimum needs.

They must also prove one of the following criteria:

  • They cannot earn a sufficient income on their own due to a mental or physical incapacitation
  • The marriage lasted for at least 10 years
  • They are the custodian of a child with special needs
  • You committed family violence within the last two years

Our alimony attorneys in Houston are prepared to build a strong case on your behalf so that you are not paying an unfair amount in alimony.

Call (281) 476-9447 or complete our online contact form today to discuss your case with the team at Slate & Associates, Attorneys at Law. We serve the following areas: Houston, downtown Houston, Galleria-area, inner 610 Loop, River Oaks, Highland Village, and Uptown Park.

Why Choose Us?

  • 80 Years of Combined Legal Experience

  • Named One of the Top Family Law Firms in Houston by H Texas Magazine

  • 10/10 Avvo Rating

  • Attorney Slate Served in U.S. Military for 20 Years

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Please note, the attorneys at Slate & Associates, Attorneys at Law, are only licensed to practice in the state of Texas, and cannot assist with out-of-state cases.

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