Does the 10 year time clock for alimony in Texas stop when the divorce action is filed?

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Marriage was July 3, 2003 - Wife left the home in March 2012 - Divorce was filed May 1, 2012.
Court is set for June 29, 2013. If the court setting is delayed past the 10 yr anniversary date, is alimony an option?

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  1. George E. Carroll

    Contributor Level 9


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    Answered . The simple answer is yes. However, she may not have to wait for the ten year anniversary date to be eligible for maintenance in some circumstances and on the other hand she may not meet the requirements even if you reach the ten year anniversary. Discuss your particular situation with your attorney for an indepth analysis.

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  2. David B Pittman


    Contributor Level 20


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    Answered . The answer is yes. Consult your divorce lawyer. If you don't have one then get one.. Best of luck

  3. Thomas James Daley


    Contributor Level 18

    Answered . Yes. Post-divorce maintenance (the Texas term for "alimony") is hard to get anyway. You need an attorney to help you fight this battle, though. There are more reasons to award alimony than a 10-year marriage.

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