Guiding You Through Child Support And Spousal Support Needs
When working through a divorce, establishing financial support can potentially be a contentious and stressful part of the process. While most parents agree that they want to provide the best life possible for their children, the idea of giving an ex-spouse money can cause frustration.
At the Law Office of Kathryn Figueredo Fowler, we have almost 30 years of experience helping clients establish child support and spousal maintenance in divorce cases. We understand the specific requirements surrounding the issuance of financial support. Whether you are requesting support or will be paying it, we can help you reach a fair agreement in your case efficiently and with attention to your specific circumstances and needs.
Understanding Spousal Support
While child support is intended to provide a child with their basic needs, spousal maintenance is paid to the ex-spouse to use for their personal needs. Factors that influence a decision to grant spousal support include:
- A history of family violence within the past two years
- Physical or mental limitations that could inhibit a requesting spouse from supporting their basic needs
- Physical or mental disabilities of a custodial child that might require the requesting spouse to provide extra care to the child
- The length of the marriage
Once a determination is made that a requesting spouse meets the criteria to receive spousal support, the court will determine the amount and duration of support payments. At the Law Office of Kathryn Figueredo Fowler, we are committed to the practice of family law and understand the regulations governing the issuance of spousal support, and are committed to helping you secure equitable settlements in these matters.
An Experienced Advocate For Child Support Settlements
Determining child support payments can be complicated and takes into account a variety of factors. These factors include the paying parent’s net monthly income, the number of children within the household and any needs the child may have beyond the basic needs covered by the standard calculated amount. The primary focus in these matters is always the best interests of the child.
If you are seeking financial support payments during a divorce or face paying them, we can help. Contact our Georgetown office today at 512-543-1490 or email us. We will stand beside you through the process, providing you with the guidance you need to feel empowered as we make decisions that will have a profound and long-term impact on your life.