Protecting Both Spouses Through Alimony & Spousal Maintenance

Fort Worth, Texas, Spousal Maintenance Lawyer

Alimony is almost non-existent in Texas. If there is a dispute over spousal maintenance after your divorce, I can help you understand Texas state law, so you know exactly what your rights are. I am attorney Daniel R. Bacalis, P.C., and I have nearly 40 years of experience helping individuals in North Texas move on with their lives and protect their rights after a divorce.

Contact Daniel R. Bacalis, P.C., Attorney at Law
Certified Family Law Specialist; Call (817) 498-4105

I am Board Certified in family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and I have helped clients with a wide variety of concerns. Although spousal maintenance is rare in Texas, there are certain circumstances where it is possible. I am straight with all my clients about their situations. I will explain your options in plain English, so you know exactly what you are likely to receive and the challenges you face.

Determining Alimony Eligibility

Just because alimony is rare, that does not mean it is impossible to receive it. The state of Texas recognizes that some people are in situations where spousal support is necessary. In most cases, it is only awarded to couples who have been married for over ten years, or where family violence has occurred. In some cases the parties contractually agree to pay spousal maintenance to help equalize their property division.

Coming Up with a Fair Spousal Maintenance Plan

If you are eligible for alimony, the next step is to figure out a plan where it is the most advantageous for both people. If you receive too much in spousal support, your taxes may be up to a point where it is no longer advantageous. I can help you understand the tax implications for both the paying and the receiving parties.


When figuring out your divorce settlement, you do not want to leave a single stone unturned. I can help you understand if spousal maintenance is something you should consider. Contact me today at my Hurst, Texas, law office for a free initial consultation.

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