Court Ordered Alimony Payments
Alimony payments are sometimes sought during divorce proceedings because of financial discrepancies in a marriage. Typically, one spouse makes significantly less money than the other, causing the spouse with more income to generally pay alimony when the couple goes through divorce. Additionally, Texas courts will often order court-mandated alimony payments in certain situations, something which our attorneys at the BB Law Group PLLC know can be difficult to understand for many people in The Woodlands going through a divorce.
Circumstances in which Courts Mandate Alimony Payments
Alimony payments can be essential for helping a person stay financially secure while adjusting to a new lifestyle. While alimony payments may be made due to an agreement the separating couple worked out themselves, there are certain cases in which a court will order these payments to be made. This includes the following circumstances:
- A marriage that lasted 10+ years (except in cases of family violence)
- The receiving spouse does not have enough income to support himself/herself
- The receiving spouse’s income does not support a mental or physical disability
- The receiving spouse has custody of a high-needs child
All of these circumstances might cause a court to order alimony to be paid. Typically, these payments are not permanent, though some exceptions are possible in rarer circumstances.
Discuss Alimony with a Divorce Attorney in the Woodlands
If you or someone you know is going through a divorce and is negotiating alimony payments, the attorneys at the BB Law Group PLLC can likely make this process easier for you. Contact our office in the Woodlands today at (832) 534-2589 to talk about alimony payments and how we can help you get the best payment situation possible.