Dallas Alimony Attorneys

Get Advice about Spousal Maintenance

Alimony, or spousal maintenance, is regular payments that one spouse pays the other after they have divorced. The alimony payments may be agreed to in the divorce settlement or court-ordered. At Capetillo Law PLLC, our alimony lawyers in Dallas provide honest representation and a personalized approach to every case. We care about our clients and look out for their futures.

If you have questions about alimony in Texas, call (214) 506-0091 to discuss your satiation with one of our attorneys.

When Alimony Is Awarded

Alimony paymentIf the spouse who is requesting support won’t have enough money to provide for his or her basic needs, the court may award spousal maintenance. In addition, certain circumstances must exist for alimony to be ordered by Texas courts. This includes a family violence conviction, a marriage that lasted ten years or longer, or the inability of the spouse seeking support to earn a sufficient income due to a physical or mental disability or caring for a child with a physical or mental disability.

Court Ordered Alimony

In Texas, the spouse requesting alimony must show that spousal maintenance is needed and that he or she has taken steps to develop skills or earn an income during the divorce process. When the court determines that spousal maintenance is appropriate, several factors are considered to determine how much alimony should be awarded and the duration of support.

Factors considered when awarding spousal maintenance include each spouse’s:

  • Age
  • Health
  • Education and employment skills
  • Earning ability
  • History of violence
  • Faithfulness during the marriage
  • Property brought into the marriage
  • Contribution to the education of the other
  • Contribution to raising children and caring for the home

The duration of alimony payments is influenced by the length of the marriage. For example, marriages up to 10 years long result in 5 years of alimony payments, while 10 years of alimony may be awarded for a 30-year marriage. Our alimony attorneys in Dallas can evaluate your situation, advise you of the probable outcome, and work to help you reach your goals.

Please contact our law firm at (214) 506-0091 to schedule a consultation.

Meet Our Attorney

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    Kaitlin Capetillo
    Attorney Kaitlin Capetillo is known for providing personable and compassionate counsel. She deeply cares about what happens to clients once their cases are over, and plans her legal strategies with long-term goals in mind. Many of her clients have children and are concerned about how a divorce will affect their relationship. This is the most important aspect of a divorce for many people, and Attorney Capetillo keeps this in mind as she moves the case forward. However, priorities are different for every client, so you can rest assured that what’s most important to you is what’s most important to us.

What Set's Us Apart?

  • Responsive

    Our attorneys are easily accessible to ensure that all of your questions and concerns are always taken care of.

  • Preparation

    We take the time to educate our clients; this allows you to be able to make the best decision for you and your family. 

  • Personalized Approach

    No two cases are the same; every case is tailored strategically to fit your goals.

  • Work Directly With An Attorney

    You will work directly with an attorney every step of the way.

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