One of the most inflammatory divorce legal issues between two former spouses is the topic of spousal maintenance, also known as alimony. Particularly after a high asset divorce, pondering any type of spousal support can be understandably difficult for those who are already grappling with the financial aspects of property division. Educating oneself, though, can clear up a lot of the questions which tend to swirl around spousal maintenance.
In Texas, spousal maintenance may be ordered by the court after a divorce. The most typical situation in which spousal maintenance is ordered is when one spouse -- the one requesting maintenance -- has clearly limited financial resources. While this is a common situation after a high asset divorce, there are a few more requirements that must be met after in order for spousal maintenance to be awarded.