Spousal Maintenance (Alimony)

Texas has strict rules on the availability of what the Texas Family Code calls spousal maintenance, or what many of us understand as alimony. Not all marriages will qualify for spousal maintenance and most of those that do qualify will only be granted spousal maintenance for a set, relatively short, duration of time.  Consulting with an attorney can help you get a picture of whether you are likely to qualify for spousal maintenance, in what amount and for how long.  An attorney can also help you to negotiate with your spouse, their attorney or the court to maximize or minimize the spousal maintenance paid in any given case.