Spousal Support & Alimony Lawyer
Going through a divorce? Spousal support does not have to be a roadblock. I am attorney V. Wayne Ward, and I have more than 30 years of experience helping my clients identify which factors will affect spousal maintenance, or alimony, payments
Knowledge Of Court-Ordered Spousal Support In Texas
Spousal support in Texas can be tricky business. I will make it clear for you and help you work through the full process as efficiently as possible. Contact me by email or call 817-789-4436 for help with your court-ordered maintenance issues.
Wayne Ward, through his powerful negotiation skills, mediated a divorce settlement that netted more in favor of my daughter and me than I had originally asked for, and he did this in an amazingly low-key, comfortable and comforting way. — S.W.
Determining Your Alimony Payments
It is humbling to me to know that I am one of the most highly respected family law lawyers in the area. I am one of a handful of family attorneys in Texas certified in family law, which means I am one of the few that can truly say that I am an expert in this area.
Thanks to my experience and knowledge, I have a deep familiarity with the spousal support laws in Texas and can help you in complex divorce cases. I will guide you through the process and fight for your support case. At all times, I will pay close attention to your goals and strategize with you to create a strong payment plan.
Factors that can affect the amount of spousal support payments you will either pay or receive include:
- Duration of the marriage
- Financial resources of the spouse seeking maintenance
- Education and employment skills of both spouses
- Age and earning ability of the spouse seeking maintenance
- Other financial resources available to either spouse
When appropriate, I will connect you to financial advisors and tax specialists to look at the proposed payment plan and determine the actual dollars being spent. My team of handpicked professionals will help you determine what decisions to make to receive the maximum tax advantages.
Not Sure About Texas Spousal Support Laws? Let Me Help.
Many states are governed by federal alimony laws. Texas, however, has a court-ordered maintenance statute governed by Chapter 8 of the Family Code. This statute has different eligibility requirements than the federal laws, such as requiring marriages to have lasted at least 10 years.
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