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Old 01-12-2019, 08:46 AM   #1
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Default Texas divorce from higher income husband

I make 36,000 dollars and my husband makes 134,000.

What kind of income support could I expect in Texas if we divorce?
Will I be left just to my income alone?

We do not have many assets at this point in our lives. Married 9 years.

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Old 01-12-2019, 09:39 AM   #2
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Default Re: Texas divorce from higher income husband

There are a couple of alimony calculators and articles for Texas in the following search:

Keep in mind that Texas is a community property state. If he has a 401(k), IRA plan or other retirement fund or pension, you could be entitled to half.

Here are some articles on dividing them with a QDRO:

Now get yourself a lawyer. With his income you can bet that he'll have one.
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Old 01-13-2019, 11:53 PM   #3
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There are very limited situations where alimony is ordered in TX. She doesn’t appear to meet them.

The court may order (alimony is not a guarantee) spousal maintenance for a spouse if a spouse was convicted for family violence within two (2) years before the date the petition for divorce was filed or the marriage was ten (10) years duration. The spouse who is seeking spousal maintenance must show that he/she lacks sufficient resources to provide for his/her minimal reasonable needs. The spouse seeking future support must show that employment is difficult to maintain or gainful employment is not possible because of a physical or mental disability. Spousal maintenance may be ordered if a child has a disability that prevents the spouse from being employed outside the home. The courts may order spousal support if a spouse clearly lacks ability in the work place.
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