Beaumont Divorce Lawyer Texas Alimony and Spousal Maintenance Lawyer
Temporary Alimony Lasts As Long as The Divorce Takes
Texas law provides for temporary alimony during the pendency of the divorce. Temporary alimony is support paid to one spouse by another until the marriage is ended. The amount of temporary alimony may be decided by agreement among the parties or by the court. How much is ordered depends on the earnings and expenses of each spouse as well as the discretion of the court.
Spousal Maintenance is Rehabilitation
Texas law also provides for spousal maintenance, a type of rehabilitation for one spouse following the divorce of a couple married 10 or more years. This support allows one spouse to prepare him or herself for future financial responsibilities. This maintenance is limited in amount and length of time paid. Texas law assumes three years is sufficient time for a spouse to become self-supporting.
They will listen about what you have to say
- Bobby Cunningham. 10/13/2019
Suzanne was so amazingly compassionate and truely cared about me as a person, not as a client. I highly recommend her.
- Brooke Franklin. 6/31/2019
Very patient and informative. She sat with me for a good while explaining the process I was about to go through while helping me see angles I had not yet thought of. Very professional and understanding of my situation. She clearly knows what she is doing and that gives comfort through this process.
- Ivory gilcher. 6/27/2018
It's a shame 5 stars is all I can rate Suzanne's office! Suzanne's entire staff really seemed like they cared about what I was going through, I was not just another phone call or box on the shelf when I requested their services. Anytime I went in or called, i was greeted promptly with a smile i could see and hear. Suzanne and her staff give their clients their complete, undivided attention during the entire process... I've never experienced the level of compassion and understanding anywhere like I did while being advised by Suzanne Schaper Law Firm! I hope I'm never in this situation again, but if that time ever comes, you can bet they be my only phone call.
- Cody Goins. 6/27/2018
Mrs. Shaper is a very respectful divorce Lawyer. She handled my case with top priority. Her paralegal team was very approachable and easy to talk to about the details of my divorce. I can honestly say without a doubt that getting a divorce is highly stressful. I think it is key that you hire a lawyer that can be attentive to your best interest. Mrs. Shaper is that person that can be by your side when you are going through a tough situation, such as a divorce. I would use her again if I need too.
- Joseph . 2/8/2018
Ms. Schaper represented me in my divorce and has handled several other family law matters for me since my divorce. Her legal advice, guidance, and professionalism proved to be invaluable. My divorce involved some complicated legal issues that required an in-depth understanding of complex legal issues, and Ms. Schaper not only recognized those complexities, but she was clearly prepared to tackle those issues and fight to resolve them in my favor in the face of vigorous opposition from my ex’s camp. I found Ms. Schaper’s office personnel to be responsive to my calls and questions, and Ms. Schaper never failed to clearly explain all the proceedings to me and prepare me for what to expect. She and her staff always displayed the utmost professionalism and legal knowledge and experience. I have since referred all of my family and friends who are seeking a top-quality family law attorney to Ms. Schaper and have heard nothing but rave reviews from them regarding her legal expertise and representation.
- Angela Allen. 0/19/2018
This woman was wonderful! I found her and her father to be very kind and professional. Personally, I think it's a bonus to have a retired state district judge be a member of my legal team. I casually read through the other review from a year ago. I think the EX-SPOUSE of one her clients giving her one star and disliking her is actually a compliment and why I chose to use her in the first place (thank you vengeful person, you ran a very effective advertisement for her)! The last thing I want is my attorney buddying up to my ex. Suzanne was there to represent me and my interest. Not my EX!