After the Petition for divorce is filed, one of the spouses may file a motion with the court requesting temporary spousal support from the other spouse during the pendency of the divorce proceeding. Texas law does not expressly state any guidelines for when a spouse is entitled to temporary spousal support.
The court may grant such a request in circumstances where the requesting spouse is unemployed or makes much less than the other spouse. Any spouse asking a Court to give them temporary spousal support must be prepared to present evidence to the court as to why such temporary support is just and equitable. This is another matter in a divorce proceeding where the advice and assistance of a qualified family law attorney is valuable to a divorcing spouse.
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