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Category: Family Law

Can You Survive 10 Years…. and One Day?

Clients often ask about alimony and why Texas does not allow for alimony.  The truth is Texas law does allow for the same-type support, but the support is called “spousal support” or “spousal maintenance.”  Because spousal support is a statutory remedy, the court may only award the same if the statutory requirements are met.  To be clear, spousal support is the award of additional money—not part of a division of marital property or child support—and is paid by one spouse to the other for future income to support the ex-spouse after the divorce.  The statute sets forth various factors for the court’s consideration and provides for a spousal support award […]