Texas divorce law doesn’t recognize temporary alimony. In other words, payments made by one spouse for the benefit of the other spouse upon marital separation do not meet the requirements for alimony as set out in the Internal Revenue Code. Specifically, the payments are not tax deductible by the payor or income to the payee. […]
For some of us, divorce occurs later in life when retirement and other quality of life issues assume greater importance. The Social Security Administration has published the following rules to review if you believe you have a claim to your ex-spouses social security benefits.