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Can you collect alimony in divorce?

Can you collect alimony in a divorce in Texas? If your marriage is failing and you suspect that a divorce may be on the horizon, you may want to start preparing yourself now. There are many issues that will need to get resolved, including but not limited to property division, child custody and visitations, child support and possibly alimony or spousal support. So, what is alimony and why is it important?

Texas law allows a court to order "spousal maintenance" in specific instances.  It is allowed if one spouse is convicted of an act of family violence within two years of the date a divorce is filed. It is also allowed if a spouse is unable to provide for his or her minimum reasonable needs because of an incapacitating physical or mental disability and the couple has been married 10 years or longer or the spouse is the custodian of a child of any age who requires substantial care and personal supervision because of a physical or mental disability.

This is merely an overview of the spousal maintenance in Texas. Consult with an experienced family law attorney to discuss the specifics of your case.

The courts recognize this as well. They also know that the sacrifice one spouse makes to care for a family could put them at a significant disadvantage following a divorce when they have to go back into the world single and independent. In order to help get a spouse back into the workforce, whether it is with additional training, a new education, or just experience, the courts often reward alimony for a certain amount of time. This also allows the spouse to maintain some semblance of their previous life.

If you are about to enter into a divorce and believe that there will be disagreements regarding child support or spousal support, it is important to prepare yourself before entering the courts. You know that the other side will have professionals working hard on their side, you owe it to yourself and your future to also come prepared. Having a strong representation in the courts could make all the difference.

Source: findlaw.com, "Spousal Support (Alimony) Basics," Accessed June 20, 2017

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