I dropped out of school to support my husband, and worked a full-time menial job. Then I raised our four kids. I have not worked in 20+ years, and have enabled my husband to thrive at his career. Now he’s leaving me for a younger woman. I don’t think I can get a decent job, and don’t think I should have to live in poverty. Am I eligible for alimony, and could the alimony be permanent?
Texas courts are reluctant to give alimony, let alone permanent alimony. However, your story is a perfect example of a scenario in which alimony, and even permanent alimony, is a possibility. You need a lawyer who can zealously advocate for you, who can prove that you boosted your husband’s earning power, and who can paint you as a sympathetic figure. Do not do this alone! Call us or another lawyer right now.