Spousal support does not go on forever, but the duration will be determined by the length of the marriage. If the couple was married from 10-20 years, the spousal support may be ordered for 5 years. If they were married from 20-30 years, support may be ordered for 7 years.
The spouse receiving the support can be awarded up to 20% of the payor’s gross income.
Spousal support is not automatic, and the spouse seeking this support must show the judge that the support is reasonable and fair in the circumstances.
A Texas Family Law attorney can help you evaluate your case to determine if you might be entitled to spousal support.