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Alimony can become an issue in a divorce. At the Schneider Law Firm we represent clients in divorce proceedings, including those where spousal support will be a factor. We offer a free consultation where we can discuss your divorce case and financial circumstances.

Contact one of our attorneys today to discuss your case and determine if you will be awarded or required to pay support to your spouse.

What is Alimony?

Alimony (also called spousal support or spousal maintenance) is sometimes awarded to one spouse after a divorce is finalized. The goal of spousal maintenance is to provide the less-moneyed spouse with enough financial resources to maintain the lifestyle established during marriage. Spousal support can be issued temporarily or long-term and can be modified under certain circumstances.

How Is Alimony Determined in Texas?

Alimony is not automatic in a divorce. There is no presumption the ex-wife will receive financial support, and the ex-husband will pay it – or vice versa. Texas family courts consider specific factors when determining if financial support to a spouse will be awarded in a divorce:

  • The length of the marriage
  • The age of each spouse
  • The earning capacity of the less-moneyed spouse
  • Non-financial contributions to the marriage (raising children, for example)
  • Other factors

It is important to speak to a divorce attorney that is well versed in Texas alimony laws. Our lawyers will learn the details of your situation, and communicate how your case will be affected. As experienced lawyers in alimony matters they can help you understand your rights, obligations and they will work to ensure that your financial interests are being protected throughout the legal process.

Call Our Lawyer to See if Spousal Support Applies to Your Case

Our Fort Worth office serves Keller, Southlake, Grapevine, Colleyville, Hurst, Euless, and Bedford. Our Arlington office location serves Arlington, and Mansfield. Contact us at 817-755-1852 to schedule a free consultation. We can discuss ways in which we can help address your concerns about alimony payments.

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  • *P Micheal Schneider was awarded the Super Lawer disignation by Thomson Reuters, a lawyer rating service for Criminal Defense for years 2013-2023; Top Attorneys, by Fort Worth Magazine, for Criminal Law for years 2013-2023.
  • *Melissa Swan was awarded Super Lawyers for 2023, Rising Star for years 2014 - 2020; Top Attorneys for 2014 - 2023.
  • *Alison Porterfield was awarded Super Lawyers for 2023, Rising Stars for 2014 - 2022; Top Attorneys for 2014 - 2023.
  • *Jessica A. Phillips was awarded Super Lawyers, Rising Stars for 2018 - 2023; Top Attorneys for 2014 - 2023.


Great Lawyer in court and out

Had a tough interstate custody case with my ex. Mike was awesome and made sure my kid end up here with me where he belonged. Highly recommend.

- Gill

E. Jenkins

In the summer of 2013 I found myself visiting multiple legal firms in the FTW area. I was searching for the perfect person and firm to represent me. I was filing for custody of my very young daughter. When I met Melissa Swan, I knew that my search wa

- E. Jenkins

B. Davis

In 2012 I found myself looking for a lawyer. I found Schneider Law Firm. I went in for my consultation, and then met with Melissa Swan. Melissa is very understanding and handled my case with care.

- B. Davis

R. Carson

My lawyer was Alison Porterfield she was the best thing that could have ever happened to my family during our custody battle. She was so proficient and caring.

- R. Carson

A. Hoover

Absolutely the best law firm around when it comes to Family Law. I first came into contact with Melissa Swan in 2013 and I only wish our paths would have crossed way before. Melissa is outstanding and has been a total lifesaver for my daughter and my

- A. Hoover

K. Whitworth

Bria Wallace represented me in a family case. I would and have recommended her to many friends who were or have been in the same situation as I was. She is very professional and honest. She helped me get the most precious thing back to me. Thank you

- K. Whitworth

N. Dood

Melissa Swan was absolutely brilliant at handling a family law appeal judgement for me. Appeals in family court are VERY difficult, but she cared enough to really dig deep and make a bullet-proof appeal case and WINNING! Would highly recommend.

- N. Dood

K. Holloway

Melissa swan did great ! Won our child custody case hands down. Rough start finding right attorneys but finished strong .Also won our child support case too ,in same case.

- K. Holloway

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