Spousal support payments from one spouse to the other after a divorce is granted are often referred to as alimony. In Texas, this is known as spousal maintenance is only available under certain conditions.
It is often difficult to obtain alimony in a divorce. This is because Texas law presumes that post-divorce support payments are not necessary. It is the burden of the spouse requesting alimony to prove to the court that they:
If you are a spouse who earns significantly less income than your partner or maybe have no source of income at all due to being out of work raising children, the thought of how you will support yourself after your divorce can be stressful. When fighting against the presumptions that alimony is not warranted, it is important to have a Southlake alimony lawyer who will properly prepare your case to break from the norm and secure your future.
On the other hand, if you are a spouse who is already looking at paying maximum child support (or even above maximum child support1) and giving up significant assets in a divorce settlement, the thought of paying alimony to your soon-to-be ex-spouse can be overwhelming.