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Spousal Maintenance Can Be A Stressful Topic

Rely On Our Family Law Experience To Ease Your Fears

Alimony, spousal support and spousal maintenance are all common names for an issue that is often contested in a divorce. Whether you are worried about getting the money you need or about paying too much, we know you need an attorney who understands complex financial matters.

At MARVEL & WONG, PLLC, understanding complicated financial problems and protecting your interests are our strengths. Karen Marvel is certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in family law who is often sought for her expertise in support matters, including in hearings for proposed legislation. Brandon Wong was included on the 2013 Rising Stars list in Scene in S.A. Magazine.

Call our office in San Antonio at 210-201-1630 for a free initial consultation about your divorce.

Alimony Is Not Automatic In Texas

In Texas, spousal maintenance is not automatic nor is it awarded in every divorce. A court has discretion to issue temporary support while the divorce is pending and a final order for maintenance after the divorce is finalized.

A judge will consider many factors when determining whether to award alimony and in what amount. These include:

  • Financial resources of each spouse, including separate property
  • Ability to cover minimum reasonable needs
  • Earning capacity, education and employment skills
  • Age, physical and emotional health
  • Length of the marriage
  • Nonmonetary contributions as a homemaker or to the education or career of the other spouse
  • Actions that decrease the value of the martial estate, including hiding assets, making unusual purchases or transferring property
  • Misconduct, including adultery or spousal abuse

Have Questions About Your Rights? We Can Help You Answer Them.

If you are considering divorce, we can help you answer questions about alimony and all other aspects of your case. Schedule a free initial consultation with a lawyer by calling our office at 210-201-1630 or completing a form online.

What Our Clients Say

Ms. Marvel has assisted me regarding child support issues for the last 3 years. She is very knowledgeable in child support issues in Texas and also across state lines such as California. She came highly recommended to me by a fellow attorney, the highest compliment she can receive in my opinion. She is professional, responsive and gets the job done. Her staff is very helpful, returns calls and Karen and her staff are responsive to issues that arise. I highly recommend Karen Marvel to anyone seeking a family law attorney in Texas.
Karen Marvel is an excellent family lawyer, who presented at a legal conference I attended. I learned valuable information and tools from her that I now use to help my own clients. After the conference, I've called on her a few times when I needed her expertise in child support matters, and she was always willing to help. She is extremely well-respected in our legal community, and I highly recommend her services.
I recently hired Megan to represent me in my divorce. She was very easy to work with, responsive, and efficient. I was extremely impressed with her timeliness and was overall very pleased with her work. I would recommend her if looking for a divorce attorney...
I was very pleased with Megan's performance in court. She has been a blessing in our lives and single handedly changed our lives for the better . It was a very difficult case on my end and was brilliant with negotiations with OAG. I will always be grateful to Megan and wish the best of luck in future cases...
When I needed a lawyer I asked my coworkers for their recommendations. Three of my coworkers recommended Brandon Wong and they were very satisfied with his services. I contacted Brandon and he handled my divorce in a timely and efficient manner...
I have felt so important to Brandon since the day we first met. I had a million questions and worries, Brandon made me feel informed of all possibilities and confident in him.
Meeting you and having your professional and emotional help during the process of my divorce has definitely been invaluable. In the professional aspect, you are not only a brilliant attorney but you are reasonable, just, and fair. During the process of my divorce I found myself completely...
Brandon represented me in a child custody matter. He is professional, educated, informative and provided his services in an economical manner. He worked to obtain a settlement outside of the courtroom. When the case required a visit to court, his experience guided me through smoothly and ultimately delivered the decision in my favor...
Please don't hesitate to hire Brandon Wong. He genuinely cares about his clients. He protects his clients, he returns calls and e-mails, which is critical when you are in a situation where you need an attorney...
I would recommend Mr. Wong for his professional services. He was very attentive to my case, returning phone calls and emails before the end of every business day...
Brandon handled my divorce in a first class manner. He was always available to talk when I had questions or needed advice. He was a relentless lawyer and ensured that the settlement was fair and just...
I highly recommend Mr. Wong if you are looking for an honest and hardworking attorney who is more interested in properly representing his clients than making a quick dollar...
We received excellent legal help from Brandon Wong. Our family had a custody issue that had us spinning our wheels for a year due to the complexity. Brandon handled our case quickly and with heart. We felt genuinely cared for during the entire process and will continue to recommend him to anyone who needs legal help...
Brandon handled my divorce and made it easier than I could have imagined. He took care of everything, totally minimized the stress on me, and was extremely professional while remaining very approachable and compassionate...
Hired Mr. Wong to represent me on a child-support arrears enforcement case. Dad was ordered to pay child-support in 1991, and up until my daughter turned 18 years of age...

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Accolades & Achievements

Brandon, Karen, Megan Are Proud To Have Achieved The Following Legal Accolades for Exemplary Legal Service.

*Karen Marvel was recognized in Texas Monthly in 2008-2019 as a Texas Super Lawyer by Texas Super Lawyers (a Thomson Reuters service)

**Karen Marvel is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization