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Although divorcing parties can certainly agree to alimony during the divorce process, there are requirements in place that regulate demands for alimony. The spouse who wishes to request alimony must prove that they cannot support a reasonable lifestyle.
One of the following conditions must also apply:
Although Texas law allows for alimony, also known as spousal support, it is not necessarily automatically applied after a divorce. In fact, there are eligibility requirements that you must meet in order to obtain alimony.
At Blanchard & Thomas, our accomplished and experienced Texas alimony attorneys can advocate on your behalf for the support you need following a divorce. We can walk you through your options and provide you with the resources you need to make informed decisions throughout your case's process. As a small firm, we are able to provide a substantial amount of personal attention to every client. On the other hand, although we are a small firm, we are big enough to handle whatever you face. Our Texas divorce attorneys are committed to your success.
The court determines everything related to alimony, such as the amount of support and the duration that support is given.
According to Texas Family Code Section 8.051 and following, the court may award:
The duration of alimony will depend on whether the paying spouse was abusive and on how long the marriage lasted.
Alimony duration typically is broken down as follows:
Again, the specifics of each case will largely determine the amount and duration of alimony. It’s crucial to discuss your case with an experienced Texas divorce attorney who can help you evaluate your options.
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