Guiding You Through Child Support And Spousal Support Needs
During a divorce, establishing financial support can be a contentious and stressful part of the process.
At the Law Office of Kathryn Figueredo Fowler, we have over 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 requesting support or paying it, we can help you reach a favorable agreement in your case with close attention to your specific circumstances.
Understanding Spousal Support
While child support provides a child with their basic needs, spousal maintenance is designed to meet the former spouse’s personal needs. Factors that influence a decision to grant spousal support include:
- 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
- Convictions of family violence during even a short-term marriage
Should a determination be made that a requesting spouse receive spousal support, the court determines the amount and duration of support payments. At the Law Office of Kathryn Figueredo Fowler, we understand the law concerning the issuance of spousal maintenance and help you secure equitable settlements in these matters.
An Experienced Advocate For Child Support Settlements, Enforcement And Contempt Hearings
Child support payments take into account many factors. These include the paying parent’s net monthly income, the number of children within the household and any needs the child may have beyond their basic needs. The primary focus is always on the best interests of the child.
If you are seeking financial support payments during a divorce or face paying them or needing representation in a contempt or enforcement hearing, we can help. Contact our Georgetown office today at 512-943-9812 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.