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By Denise Trevino, A Family Law Attorney





When there is a history of domestic violence, there is a presumption against an award of spousal support to the abusing party. The court may deny spousal support for the abuser if there is documented evidence of domestic violence. A judge has he discretion to reduce or eliminate spousal support when the receiving spouse has been convicted of abuse. That presumption can be overcome if the convicted spouse can show that he or she was also the victim of domestic violence at the hand of the other spouse.


Please note that the posting of this family law blog is informational only. Specific circumstances and laws may determine the outcome of your particular situation, and it is important to contact and attorney to analyze your situation.