Do alimony laws differ by state? How exactly will they affect me, a Houston resident?
Alimony laws do differ by state, sometimes radically. Certain southern states, including Texas, have particularly tough alimony laws and spouses in these states have a harder time receiving alimony payments. As a resident of Texas, there will be a cap on both the amount you can receive or are asked to give. The duration is the shortest amount of time that is determined as rational by the court, and the court does have specific restrictions on how long they can ask someone to give support.