Texas is known for fantastic barbecue, the Alamo and its abundance of crude oil. It is also known to many as a no alimony state, but this is not entirely accurate. Many Houston residents getting divorced rule out spousal support because they do not believe it is an...
Spousal Support (Alimony)
Understanding the basics of spousal support
On Behalf of Laura Dale & Associates, P.C. | Jan 5, 2021 | Spousal Support (Alimony)
Many Texas couples who are considering divorce wonder about the possibility of spousal support. Neither temporary spousal support nor longer-lasting spousal maintenance are automatic, and they are not ordered in every case. The court has the final say in how long...
Alimony, cohabitation and Texas law: What you need to know
On Behalf of Laura Dale & Associates, P.C. | Nov 30, 2020 | Spousal Support (Alimony)
In Texas, dependent spouses may be awarded spousal maintenance (alimony) from their ex when they get divorced -- but that alimony is conditional. If the dependent spouse remarries, the spousal maintenance will end.According to Texas law, spousal maintenance is also...
Should you look for work even if you ask for spousal maintenance?
On Behalf of Laura Dale & Associates, P.C. | Oct 26, 2020 | Spousal Support (Alimony)
In Texas, spousal maintenance ("alimony") is far from a given. That makes it smart to understand what can influence the court to either grant or deny your petition.Under the current laws, unless there has been family violence, you're disabled due to a condition that...
Can you renegotiate a prenuptial agreement?
On Behalf of Laura Dale & Associates, P.C. | Sep 18, 2020 | Spousal Support (Alimony)
When you got married, your intended asked for a prenuptial agreement. You weren't surprised. You were marrying someone of significant means, and they had a lot that they wanted to protect. Maybe they'd even been burned in the past by a former relationship. The terms...
What happens to your spousal support when you meet someone new?
On Behalf of Laura Dale & Associates, P.C. | Jul 8, 2020 | Spousal Support (Alimony)
The spousal support that you receive following your divorce is important to your security. This is why you need to understand what can happen if you start living with someone.Under Texas law, spousal support terminates when you remarry -- which you may already expect....
Spousal support in Texas: What it means
On Behalf of Laura Dale & Associates, P.C. | May 1, 2020 | Spousal Support (Alimony)
After a marriage ends, spousal support in Texas is not a guarantee. Even then, it is limited to whatever is necessary to provide for the receiving spouse's minimum basic needs.What does that mean? Well, for starters, spousal support is limited to no more than $5,000...
What goes into an award of spousal support here in Texas?
On Behalf of Laura Dale & Associates, P.C. | Mar 30, 2020 | Spousal Support (Alimony)
Very few people come out of a divorce without some financial impact. Any time the same income must stretch over two households instead of one, both parties will experience some adjustments to their finances.What the courts want to make sure of is that one of you...
Alimony and how the court decides if it is required
On Behalf of Laura Dale & Associates, P.C. | Oct 31, 2019 | Spousal Support (Alimony)
There are many issues to consider when a Houston couple chooses to get a divorce. One of the most common to arise is the possibility that one former spouse will be ordered to pay support to the other. The question is whether the recipient is entitled to it.There are...
Can you maintain control over your finances during a divorce?
On Behalf of Laura Dale & Associates, P.C. | Aug 24, 2019 | Spousal Support (Alimony)
As soon as you recognize that your marriage is headed down the path of a divorce in Texas, it is imperative that you begin immediately to make strategic and wise financial decisions. Procrastinating the process of analyzing your finances and making needed changes can...
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