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Is spousal support like alimony?

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Is spousal support like alimony?

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No. The State of Texas does not have alimony. Spousal support only lasts until the divorce decree is signed. Q: I need alimony. I put off going to school and developing job skills during my marriage so that I could support my spouse by maintaining the household and caring for our children. It will take me a while to become prepared to enter the workplace. What can I ask for from my spouse? A: If you are unprepared to enter the workforce due to your marriage, the court can order that your spouse pay “spousal maintenance” after the divorce becomes final. Spousal maintenance is meant to be a temporary support measure, designed to last only as long as it will take for you to acquire some skills and enter the workforce. Typically, a judge will not order spousal maintenance to last more than 2 years. Q: My spouse wants me to pay spousal maintenance after our divorce is final. This is absurd! My spouse can get a job as easily as anybody. A: Not to worry. Spousal maintenance is an extraordinar

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