How is spousal maintenance handled in the collaborative divorce process?

Dallas, TX Family Law Attorney, Barbara Cole, talks about how spousal maintenance is handled in the collaborative divorce process.

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Transcript:

Again, every state has a different set of laws dealing with spousal maintenance but what I’ve learned from my clients is that while they may be upset and they may even be angry. They know the type of financial support that’s necessary for their spouses to be okay and if their spouses are okay then the children are going to be okay. So we’ve had situations where someone legally may not have been entitled to spousal maintenance but the other spouse decides look, until they get on their feet this is what I want to do and I really don’t want a third party telling me not to do it.