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Longview Alimony Attorney

Helping You Achieve Financial Security During Your Divorce

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Because the courts are often hesitant to order spousal maintenance and alimony is a contractual agreement, it is important to hire an experienced attorney. At The Hollwarth Law Firm, Christina gives her clients personalized attention. We are devoted to tailoring our service to your unique situation.

We may be able to argue for spousal maintenance based on:

  • The duration of your marriage
  • Any financial contributions you brought to the marriage
  • Your spouse’s recklessness or misuse of marital funds
  • Any money you provided to further your spouse’s education or earning ability
  • Your role as a homemaker during your marriage
  • Your education level and occupational skill set

You will need to prove that you have tried to secure a job and make ends meet financially before the court will consider awarding spousal maintenance.

How Does A Judge Decide Alimony?

Judges must consider: “length of the marriage,” ages of each spouse, health of each spouse, income, employment, the ability of each spouse to get a job, even if they need training, economic and non-economic contributions of both spouses to the marriage, ability of each spouse to keep up their standard of living of the marriage, and economic opportunities lost because of the marriage.

Contact us for legal assistance by calling 903-234-0711 today.

Does Alimony Exist in Texas?

In Texas, spousal maintenance and alimony are payments one spouse makes to another to provide financial support following a divorce. Such payments are generally distributed over a period of months or years. While the Court can order spousal maintenance, alimony is contractual in nature and must be agreed-upon by the parties. In Texas, laws prohibit spousal maintenance payments that exceed 20% of the paying spouse’s average gross monthly income or $5,000 per month, whichever is less. We will do our best to negotiate an amount that is fair and satisfactory on your behalf. To ensure that you and your family are financially protected after a divorce, count on the East Texas alimony attorney at The Hollwarth Law Firm.

Are You Entitled to Spousal Maintenance?

Spousal maintenance is not automatically awarded. Individuals who are expected to be financially stable and independent after a divorce may not receive payments.

The court is more inclined to award spousal maintenance if:

  • You were married to your spouse for 10 years or more and are unable to earn an income that meets basic needs and the division of community property is insufficient to meet your minimum needs
  • You have a physical or mental disability that renders you unable to provide for your family
  • You will be the primary custodian of a child with physical or mental disabilities, hindering you from earning an acceptable income
  • You or your child are a victim of spousal abuse and the abuse occurred within two years of the divorce filing

With a Longview alimony attorney on your side, you are better positioned to obtain a favorable resolution in your spousal maintenance dispute.

Call 903-234-0711 now to get started on your case.

The Hollwarth Law Firm Staff

The Team That Keeps Our Firm Running
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    Christina Hollwarth

    Founding Attorney

    Christina has practiced law in Longview since 2003, opening her own private family law practice in 2005. In 2007, she completed training to serve as a mediator in civil cases, family law cases, and cases involving Child Protective Services. She is also Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
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    Naomi Krug

    Legal Secretary

    Naomi is the “sparkle” of our office. Anyone who speaks with her to set up an appointment, ask a quick question, or even just be transferred to someone else can attest to that fact! As our legal secretary and the first point of contact with our office, Naomi wears many hats: From running errands to answering phones to creating files, Naomi does a little of everything, and she does it all with a great big smile!
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    Kristi Kemper

    Legal Assistant

    Need to talk to Christina, but she’s not immediately available? Kristi is your go-to person for updates on your case, a shoulder to cry on, or a listening ear when you need to vent. Her hands-on approach and common sense pep talks make her an invaluable part of our team.


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  • One of the few attorneys/firms I've ever dealt with that is proactive and timely with updates and conducts themself with integrity and class.

    - Jeremiah
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Why Your Family Deserves
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Guidance Through All Family-Related Legal Matters
  • Board Certified in Family Law

    Our Attorney is Board-Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization

  • Highly Rated and Reviewed

    Our Firm has Strong Ratings by Established Law Associations Such as Avvo & Martindale Hubbell

  • Compassionate

    Our Firm Provides Compassionate Guidance & Advice for Families & the Protection of Children Involved

  • Experienced Mediator

    Our Attorney is a Trained Mediator for Family, Civil, and Child Protective Services Cases

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