Spousal Maintenance:

In a divorce decree, the judge has the authority to order spousal maintenance. To qualify for spousal maintenance, the spouse asking for maintenance must fulfill specific requirements. The first question the judge must determine is whether the spouse asking for maintenance has sufficient property to provide for himself or herself. The standard for spousal maintenance is minimal reasonable needs instead of the accustomed to standard of life.

To determine whether you are eligible for or required to pay spousal maintenance, contact a family attorney Dallas TX at Pratt Aycock. Our staff is well trained and knowledgeable in all aspects of getting a divorce. We understand that after years of marriage it may be difficult to go back to work. Contact us to learn your options and see if you qualify for temporary spousal maintenance to help you get back on your feet.