Overcoming the Presumption Against Alimony in a Galveston Divorce Case

January 12th, 2018 by Tad Nelson in Divorce

Spousal maintenance–aka alimony–is not as common as you might think in Galveston divorce cases. In fact, Texas law contains a presumption against the award of spousal maintenance by either side in a divorce. But this presumption can be overcome in a number of ways. For instance, if the couple has been married for at least […]

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Can I Receive Alimony If I Am Disabled or My Children Have Special Needs?

December 5th, 2017 by Tad Nelson in Divorce

In any Galveston divorce case, neither spouse is automatically entitled to alimony. The court has the discretion to order “spousal maintenance” if certain conditions are satisfied. For instance, a spouse may receive maintenance payments if he or she suffers from an “incapacitating physical or mental disability” or is the custodian of a special needs child […]

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How Do Court-Ordered and Contractual Alimony Differ?

July 24th, 2017 by Tad Nelson in Family Law

Spousal support in Texas may be ordered by the court as part of a divorce proceeding or contractually agreed upon between the parties. The laws governing court-ordered and contractual alimony differ in several key respects. It is important to be aware of these differences before you seek or agree to either kind of alimony. Limits […]

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