Category Archives: Alimony
I Think My Ex Is In A New Relationship—Can I Stop Paying Spousal Maintenance?
Were you ordered to pay ongoing spousal maintenance (alimony) to your ex after a divorce in Galveston County? If your former partner gets remarried, then your duty to make further alimony payments (unless you are past due) is automatically terminated. However, your ex entering a new relationship is not sufficient to stop your own… Read More »
Spousal Support And Cohabitation In Texas
Following a divorce in Texas, the financially-challenged partner may be eligible to receive spousal support (alimony). Our state has some of the most strict alimony laws in the entire country. Under Texas law, all ongoing and future alimony obligations are automatically terminated if the recipient spouse gets remarried. This raises an important question: What… Read More »
Two Reasons Why The Texas Alimony Laws Are Unique
Marriage is a partnership. During the course of a marriage, a couple’s finances inevitably become intertwined. In a divorce, marital assets must be divided in accordance with the Texas community property laws. In some cases, the financially disadvantaged spouse may also be entitled to receive alimony (support/maintenance) payments from their former partner. Spousal support… Read More »
Do You Qualify for Alimony in Galveston County?
For many years, Texas had no spousal support law at all. Finally, in the 1990s, lawmakers approved a limited alimony provision. This law has been significantly expanded once. That expansion includes alimony qualifications, as set forth below. Overall, alimony is one of the most controversial portions of a divorce property settlement. Some people, mostly… Read More »