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How is spousal support determined in Texas?

When a couple in Houston makes the decision to end their marriage, finances may be one of the most complicated matters that need to be worked out. Being alone without a partner's income can be frightening for some. Fortunately, spousal support after a divorce may be an option.

Spousal support in Texas can be a complicated matter to figure out. In general, a person is only eligible for spousal support if their marriage lasted for 10 or more years. It is also only eligible for those who would not be able to meet their minimum needs after a divorce. For marriages that lasted between 10 to 20 years, up to five years of spousal support may be available. Marriages that lasted between 20 to 30 years may allow a spouse to be eligible for up to seven years of spousal support. And marriages that lasted more than 30 years may allow a spouse to be eligible for up to 10 years of spousal support. The amount of spousal support is up to 20 percent of a person's gross income or up to $5,000 per month.

Those who are concerned about their financial well-being after a divorce may find that a legal professional who is skilled in family law may be helpful. A attorney is well-versed in Texas marriage laws and can help their client establish a spousal support plan that works for them. It is important to come out of the divorce with both feet on the ground and ready for a new life.

Spousal support can be very helpful for those who do not have an income to support themselves on their own. It can be a way to bridge the time needed to get a new job or an education that will help them support themselves in the future.

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