In some states, laws about post-marital financial support for ex-spouses have been reformed in recent years to include new limitations. Texas lawmakers changed spousal maintenance laws in 2011. However, instead of tightening the rules, the legislators slightly expanded support boundaries.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics's recent workforce report, women are becoming more and more career-oriented. In fact, the latest compiled statistics show that over 70 percent of mothers are employed. As an added bonus, nearly 30 percent of those working mothers are making more than their husbands. This data is very evident as in Houston, Texas.