Can I get alimony in a Texas divorce?
If you qualify based on being married ten years, you also have to establish that you need maintenance to meet your minimum reasonable needs, not the standard to which you've become accustomed. Your minimum reasonable needs. And by the way, the court has to first analyze whether the property that you get in the divorce, whether any job that you may be able to get will first meet those minimum reasonable needs. And if not, then you may qualify for enough alimony to bring you up maintenance to bring you up to that level.