Child/ Spousal Support

Can I get alimony?

Although getting temporary spousal support (while the divorce is pending) is very common, it is unusual to get post-divorce alimony.  You can get post-divorce alimony  only if you qualify and an attorney’s advice would be necessary.

Spousal Support

Texas law allows a divorcing spouse to receive spousal support on both a temporay (during the divorce) and a final basis.  The amount of monthly maintenance is determined by length of marriage and the needs of the parties.  Click here for more detail on spousal maintenance in Texas.

Spousal Support (Alimony)

A court can order alimony – called “spousal support” in Texas. A court will generally consider such factors as:

  • The duration of the marriage
  • The needs of each party
  • The financial resources and liabilities of each party
  • The responsibility of either spouse for children
  • All sources of income available to either party
  • A court can order temporary spousal support while the divorce is pending. If you have been married more than 10 years, you may be able to received spousal support for up to three years after the divorce is finalized.