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How Does Maryland Address the Award of Alimony Support Payments?

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When a married couple decides to pursue a divorce or annulment, either spouse can request alimony support payments from the state courts. These support payments are designed to help address financial inequalities between the spouses. Alimony is common in situations where one spouse stayed at home to take care of children, thus sacrificing career… Read More »

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What Happens if Someone Fails to Pay Spousal or Child Support in Maryland?

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In the interest of fairness and equity, a Maryland court can order a person to pay spousal or child support on a periodic basis. These support payments help ensure that a spouse and any minor children are able to survive after a divorce or other type of relationship split. Once a Maryland court issues… Read More »

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Award of Reasonable & Necessary Expenses in Maryland Alimony Proceedings

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Alimony is a type of spousal support payment available during and after divorce proceedings in Maryland. Generally speaking, alimony exists to address financial imbalances between formerly married spouses. But there is also a temporary form of alimony available during the divorce process. Referred to as alimony pendente lite, this support payment can help either… Read More »

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How Does Maryland Calculate Alimony During a Divorce?

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Alimony is a type of support payment that occurs during or after divorce. Often referred to legally as spousal support, alimony exists to address a financial or other imbalance between a divorcing couple. The disadvantaged spouse can make progress toward self-sufficiency with regular alimony payments for a fixed period of time. In Maryland, a… Read More »

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What is the Maryland Approach to Alimony?

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In the process of completing a divorce, a Maryland court may decide to award alimony from one spouse to the other spouse. A type of support payment, a court usually awards alimony to address an imbalance of earning power and/or resources between the spouses. Regular alimony payments can help a spouse rehabilitate, recover and… Read More »

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