Spousal maintenance is the Texas version of alimony, a post-divorce payment from one former spouse to the other. Regardless of whether you are paying or receiving it, there are complex sets of rules that outline whether it is necessary, the amount that is owed, and the duration of payments. These rules include factors such as length of the marriage, current salary, future earning potential, level of education, age, and more. There is no quick answer to whether spousal maintenance applies in any particular case, and it is therefore crucial that you get experienced advice. Don’t leave money on the table by not understanding your rights.