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  • What is spousal maintenance?
    What is spousal maintenance?

    What most of us know as “ alimony ” is actually not available in Texas. Movies and television shows talk about alimony in the context of highly contentious divorces between rich spouses. This can make ...

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  • Why is alimony no longer deductible?
    Why is alimony no longer deductible?

    When Congress passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of late 2017, the reforms that were made in the tax code as it relates to alimony have changed how people going through divorce approach this topic. The ...

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  • What qualifies as alimony in Texas?
    What qualifies as alimony in Texas?

    In a Texas divorce sometimes one spouse requires financial assistance from their soon-to-be ex-spouse. This is not a novel concept. Many people over the course of time have divorced their spouse with ...

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  • Can I get spousal support?
    Can I get spousal support?

    One of the concerns that many people have as they approach a divorce is what will happen to them after the divorce has concluded. Their “ post divorce ” life is on a person’s mind as soon as the ...

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  • How is alimony taxed?
    How is alimony taxed?

    When you hear the word “ alimony ” I’m willing to bet that you know, generally speaking, what that word means. In general, alimony refers to payments from one spouse to another after their divorce . ...

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  • Who pays who in a divorce?
    Who pays who in a divorce?

    This is a classic question that family law attorneys, like those with the Law Office of Bryan Fagan , receive with great frequency. The situation usually goes something like this. You are upset that ...

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