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Securing appropriate financial support in a divorce

When navigating the end of a marriage, one of the most common concerns people have relates to their financial future. Divorce will bring significant financial change to the lives of both parties, and it can be quite important to determine a fair amount of spousal support, when applicable. Unless there is a need for alimony while the divorce proceedings are pending, this step usually comes further along in the divorce process, typically after determining how marital property should be divided.

When Texas family courts are considering how much spousal support a person should get or how long those payments should last, the entire marriage and other factors will be considered. The length of the marriage, the financial standing of both parties, the health of both spouses and even the lifestyle enjoyed during the marriage can affect spousal support. In many cases, spousal support will only be given for a limited amount of time, typically long enough for the recipient to adjust to new financial circumstances.

Spousal support can be a difficult issue, and one spouse may be unwilling to abide by the terms set by the court in the final order. In many circumstances, a recipient can secure his or her interests through annuity contracts and certain types of insurance. A Texas couple can negotiate a spousal support settlement out of court, or a family court can decide on their behalf.

Whether a spouse will likely have to pay or believes he or she could be eligible for certain types of support, it can help to have a full understanding of spousal support laws. Divorce is difficult, and a fair financial settlement is important for both parties. Before agreeing to a settlement or fighting for specific financial terms, it may help a person to seek a complete evaluation of his or her case. 

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