During or after a divorce, the court may order either spouse to provide financial support to the other. The periodic payment is known as spousal support, meant for their maintenance. Notably, spousal support is separate from child support or property division. No...
For many families, the decision for one parent to stay home and raise the children is the best option. It may be due to economics, not wanting to have the children in daycare, or that it causes less stress on the parents and children. In some cases, the mother is the...
Spousal support, or alimony, continues to be a hot topic here in the state of Texas. Many residents believe alimony should not be an option, while others believe it helps lesser-earning spouses acquire financial independence. Regardless of your personal opinion, if a...
In high asset divorces, it’s not uncommon for one spouse to be financially dependent upon the other -- and that makes spousal maintenance (commonly called “alimony”) an issue. But spousal maintenance in Texas is not an automatic right. So, how do you know if you are...
When a couple decides to divorce, disputes over money are common -- particularly when it comes to issues of spousal support. You may be able to make your support payments comfortably today, but a significant portion of your wealth could be gone in an instant if you...
The hardships of divorce come with the hope that the future will be better. If you look forward to a better life after your divorce, you may be concerned about how to avoid financial struggles that are common after a marriage breaks up. Like many married people, you...
You and your spouse have decided to divorce. It may seem like your life has come to a halt while the rest of the world continues to turn. Your children still need your attention, and your bills still require payment. Meanwhile, you may not want to stay in the same...
If you are in a marriage relationship that has run its course you probably are motivated to get things over and done with as quickly as possible. The desire to escape the emotional pressure is surely high. But to address all the factors of a Texas divorce, you need to...
Some wise person once said, "Fast is fine, but accuracy is everything." Depending on whom you choose to go with, that person was either an ancient Greek historian or old Wild West legend, Wyatt Earp. For the purposes of this blog, we'll go with Earp. He's someone with...
Not too long ago, when people in Houston and the rest of Texas talked about alimony, everyone pretty much understood what was being talked about. Alimony was that amount of money that ex-husbands paid to their ex-wives as part of a divorce settlement. At the time,...
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