San Antonio Spousal Support And Alimony Lawyer

Many people in Texas have heard of spousal support (also called alimony), but they do not have a good understanding of the factors that influence whether support is awarded or how much is awarded. If you have questions about whether you can expect to pay support or are wondering if you will be awarded support, it's important to work with an experienced lawyer. I am attorney Matthew Obermeier, and I provide the counsel individuals throughout San Antonio need in family law matters.

In Texas, spousal support is not awarded in every divorce case, and there is no set formula that determines how much support is awarded in any situation. In addition, the laws governing spousal support awards change every few years. I have experience handling spousal support cases in the area, and I know how judges have ruled in other cases similar to yours.

What Determines How Much Support Is Awarded?

Although there is no formula that determines how much support is awarded, there are several factors that are considered. The goal of spousal support is to help both parties maintain the financial security they had during the marriage. If one spouse gave up a professional career to stay home and raise the couple's children, that spouse may receive financial support from the primary earner after the divorce.

Other factors that are considered include the length of the marriage, the earning capacity of each party and each party's contributions to the marriage. If you have questions about whether you can expect to pay or receive spousal support, contact me to schedule a free initial consultation. I can be reached through my online contact form or by calling 210-296-5828.