Alimony, or spousal maintenance, in Texas went through a dramatic change in 2011, when a new law went into effect. The new law allows for a much more balanced and fairer approach.
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.