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How long do you have to be Married to get Alimony in Texas?

December 5th, 2021


For alimony to be awarded in Texas, the marriage must have lasted at least ten years, and the obligee (person requesting support) must be unable to earn enough to cover basic needs.  


Can you get alimony after 2 years of marriage? Likely Not!  


See below the Length of the Marriage required to receive Standard Alimony in Texas


How Long Does Alimony Last in Texas?

Less than 10 years - 0 years of support

10 years or more but less than 20 years - 5 years of support 

20 years or more but less than 30 years - 7 years of support

30 years or more - 10 years of support


The Texas Maintenance Calculator will indicate if the maximum maintenance amount has been capped at 5,000.    

Standard Alimony allowance in Texas

What is Alimony? 

Alimony is a payment that one spouse makes to the other during and/or after the Divorce Process. In Texas, the court calls these payments spousal maintenance or maintenance. 

You can use our Divorce Alimony Calculator for the total maintenance support you will receive and for how many years?  


 How much is spousal support in Texas?  There is no formula to tell you how much spousal maintenance you will be awarded. An award for maintenance cannot exceed 5000 per month or 20% of the spouses gross income (whichever is less).  


 This Alimony calculator can help answer,  

What is the alimony amount in divorce for Texas?   

How much monthly alimony support can I Receive? 

How long will my Alimony support last?

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