Family law is rarely black and white. Each case involves issues as unique as the family itself -- questions such as how to divide property, how to assess the need for financial support, how to determine the validity of any prenuptial agreements, and most importantly, how each parent will continue to play a role in the children's lives.
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.