In Texas, spousal assistance is called "child support." A judge may order child support for either spouse, only if the spouse seeking child support will not have enough assets (including separate property) when the marriage is finalized to cover their basic needs, and one of the following conditions are met:
1) The spouse who has to pay child support meets all of these requirements:
was convicted (or received deferred adjudication) for a crime that is an act of family violence;
the act was committed during the marriage against the other spouse (or the other spouse's child); The crime occurred within two years before the divorce papers were entered or while the divorce was pending.
2) The spouse who is asking for support meets one of these requirements:
Child Support Pension
The judge may require one or both parents to provide child support until:
the death of the child.
Parents will also be required to pay for medical assistance for their children.
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