State laws vary on the types of spousal support and spousal maintenance allowed during and after the divorce. Even if you have lived in Texas all of your life, it is not likely that you could understand all of the intricacies of divorce law. Leigh Ann Schenk has worked hard to create a full-service firm, and part of that has been becoming a knowledgeable spousal support lawyer.
In the state of Texas, alimony or spousal support options differ from many other states. Spousal support in Texas can require the spouse with a greater income provide temporary spousal support to the other spouse during the divorce.
Courts have routinely decided against alimony payments, but have enacted laws which will provide a minimum amount of spousal support for a set time to allow a spouse to get the proper training to be able to re-enter the workforce and support themselves. If you are seeking temporary support you must be able to prove what financial resources are available and if your spouse can meet those financial needs. Prior to assigning temporary support payments, divorce courts will evaluate the needs of the spouse and the financial ability of the other spouse to pay.