In Texas alimony is called spousal support and it may be that you and your spouse have reached an agreement on whether or not one spouse receives a payment for their support during or after divorce. If you haven't reached an agreement with your spouse then court intervention is likely necessary to obtain the maintenance or "alimony" that you think that you are entitled to.
Sometimes the situation arises when two people have lived together for an extended period, perhaps even 20+ years and then decide to separate, they may wonder what rights to property and children do I have? Am I common law married? The situation becomes even more troublesome when only one spouse is a bread winner and the other is the ever noble homemaker. This blog post will address the property issues that can arise when two people live together but aren't married or wait a long period of time to marry under Texas family law.
Chad Zubi Houston Family and Criminal Law Attorney.