The Law Office of Zoe Meigs, P.C.
Dedicated To Your Goals & Future

Alimony concerns: When to ask for help through alimony

For many people, the idea of going through a divorce seems impossible, even if they're unhappy with their current situation. Why? Finances.

If you don't have the money to support yourself without your spouse, then you may think you are too dependent to seek a divorce. However, it's possible to ask for a divorce and alimony that can support you while you look for work or build up your career.

How do you know if you should ask for alimony?

If you have already realized that you need financial support to be able to divorce and survive following the divorce, then it should be clear that you need alimony. Alimony is designed to be used in cases like yours, helping people like yourself get the financial security needed to move forward in life while completing a divorce.

It's also a good idea to look into alimony if you've paid into your spouse's education or have supported them as they've advanced their career. Most people take those actions believing that helping their spouses will pay off later, but if you divorce, then you may not see the benefits. A judge may be happy to award alimony as a kind of repayment for the support you gave your spouse.

Our website has more information on alimony and spousal support, so you can learn more about when it's ordered and when it's a good idea to ask for it. Your attorney will talk to you more about alimony and if you're a good candidate to seek alimony for financial support after your divorce.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Hear what my Clients say

"Ms. Meigs makes thoughtful recommendations based on research. She is also compassionate and has a real desire to help you through a difficult situation."

Email Us For A Response

Contact Me

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

603 E. Belknap St. #102 Fort Worth, TX 76102 Toll Free: 800-483-9142 Phone: 817-381-9905 Fax: 817-336-4448 Map & Directions