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 New 2023 Laws And Spousal Support

New 2023 Laws And Spousal Support

Are you contemplating divorce or facing spousal support concerns in Texas? The legal landscape surrounding spousal support, also known as spousal maintenance, has evolved, and it’s crucial to stay informed with the help of an Arlington TX divorce lawyer to navigate any legal updates. 

Brandy Austin Law Firm, PLLC is here to guide you through the latest changes in Texas spousal support laws, enacted during the 2023 Texas legislative session. 

Understanding The Changes 

The 2023 legislative session introduced several significant amendments to spousal support laws in Texas. These changes aim to provide clearer guidelines and ensure fairness for both parties involved in divorce proceedings. Here’s an overview of the key modifications: 

  1. Spousal Maintenance Cap: Effective September 1, 2023, Texas now imposes a cap on the amount of spousal maintenance that the court can order. The maximum spousal maintenance cannot exceed $5,000 per month or 20% of the paying spouse’s average gross monthly income. This cap offers predictability and consistency in spousal maintenance calculations, reducing ambiguity for divorcing couples. 
  2. Duration of Support: For marriages lasting more than 30 years, spousal support can be awarded for up to a maximum of 10 years. This change reflects the state’s effort to tailor support durations to the specific circumstances of each case, rather than using a one-size-fits-all approach. 
  3. House Bill 901: It’s important to note that these changes stem from Texas House Bill 901, which had previously modified the spousal maintenance law in the Texas Family Code. This bill, which became effective for divorce cases filed on or after September 1, 2011, continues to influence spousal support laws in the state. 

Why You Need Legal Counsel 

Navigating the intricacies of these evolving spousal support laws requires expert legal guidance. Here are a few reasons why you should consider consulting with an attorney: 

  1. Legal Expertise: Our experienced attorneys are well-versed in the latest legislative changes and can help you understand how these modifications may impact your specific situation. 
  2. Customized Solutions: Spousal support cases are highly individual, and a one-size-fits-all approach rarely works. Our attorneys will work with you to develop a personalized strategy that best suits your needs and objectives. 
  3. Mediation and Negotiation: We can facilitate negotiations and mediation to achieve fair and mutually agreeable spousal support arrangements. Our goal is to minimize conflict and reach a resolution that benefits all parties involved. 
  4. Court Representation: If court intervention becomes necessary, our legal team is prepared to represent your interests vigorously, ensuring that you receive the support you deserve under the new spousal maintenance laws. 

The 2023 legislative changes to Texas spousal support laws bring greater clarity and fairness to divorce proceedings. Whether you are contemplating divorce or facing spousal support concerns, it’s essential to have the support of a knowledgeable and experienced family law attorney. 

If you have questions or need assistance with spousal support matters in Texas, don’t hesitate to reach out to Brandy Austin Law Firm. Our legal team is ready to guide you through these changes and help you secure the best possible outcome for your situation. 

In this time of transition, our priority is to ensure your rights are protected and your interests are well-represented. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and gain the support you need during these pivotal legal changes.