Red Oak, TX asked in Divorce for Texas

Q: I am wanting to file for Divorce in Texas we have 2 small children. My husband is not working, I have been the provider

My husband has health issues but is not considered disabled. Is there a possibility I would have to pay spousal support if so what is the most amount of time? Is there a possibility I would have to pay him the rest of his life? This is the one thing keeping me from filing i'm worried I would have to work another job to pay him. I already work 3 jobs to support my kids I have another child I have custody of and support.

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Chad Zubi

Answered
  • Houston, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: The presumption is that spousal support is not warranted. If your husband can prove by clear and convincing evidence that after the division of community property and the confirmation of any separate property that he still cannot meet his minimum reasonable needs than there is a possibility that you would have to pay spousal support. I assume you have been married for 10 or more years and that your husband is not disabled.

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