It is not uncommon for the husband to be concerned about having to pay “alimony”. In Texas, there are two types of spousal support payments that can be ordered. Under traditional circumstances, when a man goes through divorce proceedings, he may have to pay temporary spousal support to aid the wife if the wife doesn’t have sufficient income to pay her living expenses. This commonly happens in situations where the husband has a significantly higher income especially when the wife has been a stay at home mom or “domestic engineer”. Nowadays, situations where the wife pays the temporary financial support for the husband is becoming more frequent. The second type is spousal maintenance which is referred to as “alimony” in other states. In order for a spouse to receive spousal maintenance post divorce, said spouse must qualify as per the Texas Family Code. Whatever your situation, you need to make sure you are getting a fair shake at your hearing for Temporary Orders and that begins with your phone call to Schenk Law and attorney Leigh Ann Schenk, who is well-versed in handling divorce cases.
Among the serious concerns that a divorcing man will have is children. In Tarrant and Dallas counties, history will show that the mother typically gets primary custody of the children. This could be as a result of the mother’s history as primary caretaker of the children while the father brings home the bacon or it could be because of stereotyping. There are several judges today that give fathers a fair shake. If you are a father that is seeking primary custody of your children, make sure that you are the daddy that spends quality and quantity time with your children. Waiting and trying to make changes later is not the most effective strategy, and may not be the right choice for your situation. If you are a man who is getting divorced and you want custody of your children or an arrangement that is not typical under Texas law, you will want to retain Schenk Law. Attorney Leigh Ann Schenk has experience with those types of issues, and can help you reach a successful resolution.
By getting a good attorney like Leigh Ann Schenk, who can empathize with your situation and understand your goals, you increase your chances of achieving a fair and just agreement with your spouse regarding children, support, property, debts, assets, retirements and any other issues involved. Whether you and your spouse have worked out the details and believe you have a uncontested divorce situation or you and the spouse cannot agree on anything, having Schenk Law on your side will insure a smoother process and provide you with a faster and better resolution to your divorce proceedings.
Be sure to talk with Schenk Law about all your concerns, any extenuating or unique circumstances, and what is most important to you in your divorce settlement. If the divorce is contested or collaborative, the time it takes to reach a resolution may be long. Schenk Law will be here to help you through the process, and will work with you to ensure that the resolution you receive and agree to is the best possible one for your situation.