Spousal Maintenance, Alimony & Modification
Houston Alimony Spousal Support & Maintenance Lawyer
Is Additional Financial Support Necessary?
While the terms alimony and spousal maintenance are often used interchangeably, they are technically two different things. They both achieve the same goal during a divorce, however. They both allow one spouse to receive financial support from the other.
At the law firm of Joseph Indelicato, Jr., P.C., our attorneys understand the distinction between alimony and spousal maintenance. Our understanding of the difference between these two means of financial support allows us to pursue an outcome that best meets your needs.
Alimony, Spousal Maintenance and Divorce
Alimony is contractual in nature. One side asks for it and the other side grants it. The court doesn't have authority over it. Typically, it is limited to a period of time.
Typically, this type of financial support is used to correct an imbalance in the earning powers of two people going through a Divorce Practice. Our lawyers will talk to you about whether alimony may play a role in your divorce case.
Alimony and Spousal Maintenance Modification
Since alimony is contractual, it cannot be modified by the court. Spousal maintenance may be modified, however, if there is a significant change in life circumstances.
Such changes may include remarriage, a new job, a large raise and more.
Alimony and Spousal Maintenance Enforcement
If alimony contract is not being paid or the spousal maintenance orders are not being followed, we can help. We can stand by your side to see that all agreements are being followed properly.
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