Monday, October 31, 2011

Spousal Support In Spring and Houston Texas and when is it available?

In contrast to spousal maintenance, Spousal Support in Spring Texas is awarded on a temporary basis while a divorce suit is pending. It is meant to be temporary spousal support in order to provide a financially dependent spouse with income during the divorce while the parties are working on a resolution to their financial situation.

Temporary spousal support is based on the common law duty to support one’s spouse during the marriage, by providing “necessaries” such as food, clothing, shelter and medical care. As a result, an award of temporary spousal support can be taken into account when the court divides the spouses’ community property, since the spouse who is providing such spousal support is entitled to reimbursement from their community estate.

To be entitled to receive temporary spousal support, the requesting spouse must demonstrate that: (1) the parties have a valid marriage, (2) he or she is unable to pay for necessary expenses, and (3) the other spouse can afford to pay the amount of spousal support sought.

If the spouse receiving temporary spousal support remains unable to pay for necessary expenses at the time of the final hearing/trial, he or she should consider requesting spousal maintenance for a period of time after the divorce is granted. 

For more information about spousal maintance or spousal support in Harris County, Montgomery County, in Spring or Houston Texas feel free to email me at or to call me at the office at 281-537-2171 or to check out my website at

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