What are the Laws for Texas Alimony? | Austin Divorce Attorney Explains

What are the Laws for Texas Alimony? | Austin Divorce Attorney Explains

Featuring Texas divorce lawyer Erin Leake | 888-981-0085

Alimony, also known as spousal support or spousal maintenance, is a court-ordered payment that one spouse pays to another for a certain period of time following a divorce.

Erin Leake is a family law attorney with Vaught Law Firm in Austin, Texas. She focuses her practice on divorce, child support, child custody, and marital agreements.

In this interview, she answers questions about alimony in Texas, including how to modify payments and how the court calculates the amount.

To learn more, visit her AskTheLawyers™ profile: https://bit.ly/32Io5lh

Contact her directly by calling 888-981-0085.

Topics covered in this interview:

0:24 – What is spousal maintenance?
0:42 – When is it awarded in Texas?
1:19 – How long does it last?
1:39 – How is the amount determined?
2:21 – What is the goal of spousal maintenance?
2:49 – Is there permanent spousal maintenance with no end date?

Disclaimer: This video is for informational purposes only. In some states, this video may be deemed Attorney Advertising. The choice of lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely on advertisements.


  1. What if one spouse is retired with pension, social security and 401k is 3 years older, the other has two years before they retire, no minor children. Would that be consideration for spousal support to pay the retired person? The only they have to split equally is the house, that is not paid for. OR do they just give the house to a woman? Can the retired person get the house?

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