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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.

They include;

  • 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.

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