Temple Spousal Support Lawyer
Bobby Dale Barina, Attorney At Law Is On Your Side
Going through a
divorce is always a challenge. Many of the issues involved in this process, such
as spousal support, are difficult to overcome and resolve. However, with
the assistance of a knowledgeable legal professional, you can navigate
this matter with a little more ease and confidence. Our spousal support
lawyer in Temple is board certified in family law by the Texas Board of
Legal Specialization. Since 1991, Bobby Dale Barina, Attorney At Law has
helped spouses achieve the most favorable results for their circumstances
and would be honored to do the same for you.
To discuss your divorce case with a spousal support specialist, contact
Bobby Dale Barina, Attorney At Law at
Spousal Support vs. Spousal Maintenance
In Texas, the goal of spousal support, also referred to as alimony, is
to help the lower-earning spouse through a divorce. Generally speaking,
spousal support is not designed to last indefinitely. In Texas, it is
usually limited to three years since it is designed to help the lower-earning
spouse work towards self-sufficiency after the divorce is finalized.
Determining Spousal Support Payments
When going through a divorce, the courts will decide who must pay spousal
support to whom and how much and how frequently one must make these payments.
A judge will examine a variety of factors before rendering a decision
on this matter.
When determining spousal support, a judge will consider:
- The length of the marriage
- The financial contributions made by each spouse to the household
- Whether one spouse supported the other’s education or training
- Whether one spouse sacrificed a career in favor of being a homemaker or
- The education, training, and experience level of each spouse in their field
- The current income and the potential earning capacity of each spouse
- Extenuating circumstances or special needs
We Offer Mediation Services
Although a judge can determine spousal support for you, you and your spouse
have the option to resolve this issue outside of court. Our Temple spousal
support attorney is also a certified mediator and can help you resolve
this matter outside of court. Mediation can go a long way in helping you
finalize your divorce more quickly and with less tension.
Our spousal support attorney has helped clients across Central Texas. To
find out how we can help you,
contact us at