In the state of Maryland, if you are living physically separate from your spouse one of the various issues you may have to deal with is the issue of alimony. It is often called spousal support but the legal term in Maryland is alimony.
You may be entitled to, or obligated to pay, spousal support immediately upon the physical separation from your spouse. And you may also be prohibited from receiving a lifetime of alimony simply because you did not request it soon enough. Know your rights and let our Maryland alimony lawyers do everything they can to protect your rights and interests. They provide free case evaluations and can be contacted by clicking here.
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Our Bel Air, MD alimony attorneys here to help you. Whether you are the alimony/spousal support recipient or obligor, it is important to know what action to take to make the legal system work best for you. As your attorneys they will protect your rights and make sure you receive the most favorable alimony/spousal support award possible.
Maryland Alimony during the wait for the divorce: Sometimes referred to as “alimony pedente lite”. A court can award this type of alimony between the time you file for divorce (and make a request for alimony) and the time the divorce is final. The purpose of this type of alimony is to maintain the status quo during the divorce. It does not necessarily mean that you will be awarded alimony after the divorce.
Maryland Alimony after the divorce: This form of alimony is payment made by one party to the other following the divorce. It can be court ordered or by mutual agreement. This type of post-divorce payment is also sometimes referred to as maintenance.
In Maryland, spousal support becomes relevant once a married couple physically separate from one another. It can continue indefinitely until someone files a divorce petition with the court. Once a divorce is filed, spousal support is converted to alimony. Spousal support is non-taxable “free” money. Alimony is taxable income to the recipient and tax deductible to the obligor. Maryland law dictates how much alimony is paid based on several factors. The primary factors are the annual, taxable incomes and “reasonable” monthly expenses of both parties.
Maryland law dictates that spousal support be either rehabilitative (short term) or indefinite (long term). also allows for a modification or termination of alimony under certain circumstances. Oftentimes, there are children born of the marriage. If child support is being paid/received the court needs to know this and take this into consideration so that a fair spousal support/alimony award can be set. This prevents you from either receiving double payments or making double payments. Please reach out to our Towson spousal support attorneys to discuss your case, your legal rights and how we can help.
If you have questions or concerns regarding alimony/spousal support contact a skilled and experienced Baltimore, Maryland Alimony Attorney. As your attorney, they will work tirelessly to resolve your Maryland family law legal issues. Let them put their negotiation and litigation experience to work for you. Please email our Maryland alimony lawyers by clicking here for focused alimony and general family law representation. They proudly serve those with family law, alimony and spousal support needs throughout MD.
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