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December 2015 Archives

Our firm fights for spousal support

As the New Year approaches, many couples may be considering starting the year with a fresh start in many aspects of their life, including their personal life. Deciding to end a marriage may not be easy, but once couples decide that they no longer wish to remain married to one another, they may want to start considering what their new life will look like. There are many factors to consider when going through the marriage dissolution process and finalizing a divorce agreement, and an experienced attorney may be able to help Texas couples find a fair and favorable resolution.

Spousal maintenance duration in Texas

Though the term alimony is thrown about in discussions regarding the end of a marriage in Texas, the proper term for the concept in Texas is known as spousal maintenance. Unlike in most other states, it is of limited duration and is only ordered for as long as it takes the receiving spouse to acquire either education or employment that would allow the spouse to become independent.