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Alimony Attorneys in Maryland

Alimony is the financial support from one spouse to another after a divorce, and it leaves many questions for both parties. It pays for the separation and the time after the divorce when the financial means are no longer there.

The courts decide the awarded amount, and not everyone is granted the awarded settlements in alimony cases. Child support has a formula the judge uses to figure an amount, but the payments in alimony are different in each case.

Maryland has a code that goes through a list of factors to determine alimony cases. The attorney will need proof of each factor to present to the judge. The factors include the following:

  • If the receiving spouse is self-supporting
  • Any time spent on educational training to become self-supporting
  • How long the marriage lasted
  • Each spouse’s contributions to the marriage, monetary and non-monetary
  • Reason for divorce
  • Age of both spouses
  • The physical and mental health of each party
  • If the paying spouse can support themselves after paying the alimony
  • Agreements are taken into consideration by the judge
  • Financial resources and needs of each spouse

Maryland has three types of alimony payments considered in divorce cases. The attorney will know what to go for after the consultation.

1. Indefinite Alimony: When the divorce is final, payments will continue until the receiving spouse remarries or passes away. It provides financial support for those lacking a work history, too old, or in poor health.

2. Rehabilitative Alimony: After the final say in divorce, alimony is awarded for a brief set time, so the spouse can get the necessary certification to return to the workforce.

3. Alimony Pendente Lite: This type of alimony is temporary. It only lasts through separation and divorce cases.

Contact Levin Gann P A if you have any questions, are facing divorce, and need alimony. A consultation will give a better idea of the Maryland law concerning alimony.