Category Archives: Spousal Support

What Factors are Considered for Spousal Support in Texas?

Spousal support, also known as spousal maintenance or alimony, will be awarded by a Texas family court judge in a divorce case after careful consideration of the parties’ circumstances and the facts of the dispute. Spousal support is the legal term used to describe the payments that one spouse pays to the other after the parties separate or divorce. Such payments are not automatic simply because one spouse out-earned the other during the marriage. There are a number of factors the Texas family courts consider when determining whether an award of spousal support is proper. In determining eligibility for spousal support, the courts determine whether the spouse who has requested support has adequate resources to support oneself--for example, whether the... Read More