A Texas divorce case can become more complicated for spouses with a child with complex medical needs. In addition to addressing issues related to custody and decision-making, the divorce may also have to address spousal maintenance for the child’s primary caregiver. In a recent case, a husband appealed an unequal property division and a spousal maintenance award in favor of the wife, who acted as primary caregiver for the children.
According to the appeals court’s opinion, the parties had preterm triplets, one of whom was a “medically fragile child,” “Andy.” The wife stopped working outside the home and became their primary caregiver.
The husband filed for divorce in 2019. The wife subsequently negotiated a job with the non-profit she co-founded.