Colleyville Permanent Alimony Attorneys
When couples divorce, it is not always as simple as two people simply going their separate ways. Oftentimes, particularly in marriages longer than five years, one spouse is financially dependent on the other. When they choose to divorce, the dependent spouse is put in a position of possibly losing the only financial support they currently have. In these cases, a judge may award the spouse alimony, also known as spousal support. When permanent alimony is ordered, this generally means that alimony will be paid regularly for the indefinite future.
If you are considering divorce, the Colleyville permanent alimony attorneys of Alexander & Associates can help you to determine what sort of support you might be able to anticipate receiving or being asked to pay. To discuss your legal concerns with one of our knowledgeable attorneys, contact us at 817-756-4040 today.
Conditions of Permanent Alimony
When a judge awards permanent alimony to one spouse, payments are typically required to be made on a monthly basis, for the foreseeable future. While determining how much alimony will be paid, the court considers a variety of factors, which include:
- The amount of money the supporting spouse earns
- The quality of life prior to the divorce
- The ability of the dependent spouse to earn money after the divorce
- Debt and property distribution
- Length of the marriage
- The receiving spouse’s contribution as a homemaker
- The receiving spouse’s contribution to their partner’s career or education
Changes to alimony status may be called for when the spouse receiving alimony remarries or cohabitates with a partner, or when either spouse dies.
Do not fail to secure the support which you are due or allow yourself to be subjected to unreasonable or excessive alimony requirements. Contact the Colleyville permanent alimony lawyers of Alexander & Associates by calling 817-756-4040.