Collin County Attorney For Spousal Maintenance

Divorce And Family Law Services For McKinney, Plano, Frisco And Surrounding Areas Since 1987

Spousal maintenance is post-divorce support paid by one spouse for the support of the other. It is commonly known as alimony, but in Texas, spousal maintenance differs from contractual alimony. Texas strictly limits what constitutes spousal maintenance. The availability, amount and number of payments are limited by law.

Spousal maintenance may be ordered by a court without agreement or it may be agreed to by the parties and made a part of a final order. Without agreement, qualifying for maintenance under Texas family law can be difficult. Contractual alimony is created by agreement only and is not limited by law.

Helping You Understand Your Options

It takes an experienced lawyer to help you understand whether maintenance or contractual alimony is a viable option in your divorce. As a Board Certified family law attorney, certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Diana L. Porter has decades of experience assisting clients with complex divorce issues, including maintenance.

Ms. Porter provides honest counsel regarding the possibility of obtaining maintenance or negotiating contractual alimony. She helps clients in McKinney and throughout Collin County understand the nuances of spousal support in Texas and whether it should be considered as part of a final settlement.

To learn more about contractual alimony and spousal maintenance, contact McKinney divorce attorney Diana Porter at (972) 562-0038. You may also send an email to set up a consultation.