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An Attorney Can Help Get You Alimony From Your Military Spouse

Suppose you are a person facing divorce in Texas and have an uncertain economic and personal financial future due to the coronavirus or any other reason. In that case, today’s blog post from the Law Office of Bryan Fagan Is right up your alley. Our attorneys and staff understand how difficult it can be to go through a divorce when the economy is not strong. You may have lost your job due to the virus or to the government-led shutdowns. After many years of employment, you may find yourself furloughed or even let go from your job in the oil and gas industry. Or, you may be someone who has not worked outside of the home in many years and has instead chosen to maintain your home and raise a family instead of seeking outside employment.

Whatever your specific circumstances are, if you are staying in marriage only because you have concerns over what you will do for income after your divorce, you should understand that there are options for you to take advantage of. These are not options that are unethical or morally dubious. They are an opportunity for you to solidify yourself from a personal finance perspective after a divorce that can be long and may be more expensive than you anticipate. Most divorce cases are measured in months rather than years, but the reality is that you need to be prepared for your life in a post-divorce world.

Post-Divorce Economic Challenges

To achieve consistency and stability post-divorce, address any economic instability. This holds particular importance if you’re married to a military member. In that case, you have probably become comfortable with the stability of your spouse’s military career by providing you and your family with necessities of life and a consistent, dependable source of income. Now that you’re going through a divorce, you won’t have access to that constant, reliable income anymore. What can you do to help protect yourself in the period following your divorce to ensure that you can meet your goals as a single person?

That is what I would like to discuss with you all today in our blog post. We hear a lot in the media about something called alimony. Generally speaking, we picture alimony being payments from a rich husband to a trophy wife or something along those lines. At least, that’s what almost every movie I’ve ever seen that talks about alimony cause us to imagine with the images presented on a big screen. Well, I’m sure there is some truth to this popular concept of alimony. Unique circumstances often determine the necessity of alimony or spousal support for most families.