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Texas Spousal Support: What You Should Know

Texas Spousal Support: What You Should Know

Spousal support, also known as spousal maintenance or alimony, is paid by one ex-spouse to the other to help support the recipient. It has nothing to do with child support, and it may be paid regardless of whether there are children and what arrangements are made for them. Spousal support is largely a relic of the era when women did not work and needed money to live on following a divorce, and it is relatively rare today. However, it may be paid by either ex-spouse depending on the divorcing couple’s individual situation.