Spousal maintenance according to Texas alimony law is the periodic payment made by the spouse to his/her ex-spouse, in order to support his/her minimal reasonable needs even after termination of marriage.
Alimony is awarded only when there is a real need and the family courts looks into these issues.
Alimony awarded in general is decided on the case-by-case basis.
Denials & Modifications in Alimony:
The support petition can be rejected during certain conditions.
- The petition is rejected when the parties are living together without a legal marriage.
- If the spouse seeking support is not sincere towards developing the necessary employment skills.
- If the payee reaches the age of retirement or is not able to manage his/ her expenses due to economic downfall, a petition can be filed to terminate or modify the support.