Spousal Support: Understanding Your Options In San Antonio

Divorce is a life-altering event, and financial concerns often add stress to an already difficult situation. Spousal support, also known as alimony, can provide much-needed stability during this transition. Our experienced spousal support lawyers at Kell and Quilty, PLLC, are here to guide you through seeking support in San Antonio and Bexar County.

With over 35 years of experience, we understand the complexities of Texas divorce and spousal support laws. We’ll work closely with you to determine your eligibility for support or your obligation to pay it, ensuring a fair and realistic outcome.

Common Scenarios For Spousal Support

Texas courts may award spousal support in various situations, including:

  • Length of the marriage: Longer marriages often qualify for spousal support, as one spouse may have given up career opportunities or earning potential to support the family.
  • Financial disparity: If one spouse earns significantly more than the other, spousal support may be awarded to help maintain the receiving spouse’s predivorce standard of living.
  • Child custody arrangements: A primary caregiver spouse may need financial support to manage child care and household expenses.
  • Disability or health concerns: If a spouse has a disability or health condition limiting their earning capacity, spousal support may be necessary.

We understand you may have questions about spousal support. Here are some of the most common ones:

  • How do Texas courts determine how much maintenance is paid? Several factors are considered, including income disparity, the duration of the marriage and the receiving spouse’s earning capacity.
  • How long will spousal support be paid? The duration of spousal support depends on the specific circumstances of the case. It can be temporary, lasting for a set period or permanent.
  • Is spousal support taxable in Texas? Yes, spousal support payments are considered taxable income for the receiving spouse and deductible by the paying spouse.

Whether you are seeking spousal support or facing a support request, our attorneys at Kell and Quilty, PLLC, can help.

Talk To Our Spousal Support Lawyers Today

Spousal support can significantly impact your financial future. Don’t navigate this alone. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and discuss your situation. Call us at 210-904-0282 or complete our online form to get started. Together, we’ll ensure your rights are protected.