If you are seeking spousal support during a divorce, our attorneys at Fait, Wise & DiLima, LLP may be able to help advocate for your position. During a court hearing, a judge considers various factors before awarding alimony, and we are prepared to utilize all our legal knowledge to help you possibly obtain a fair alimony award.
In Maryland, courts consider 12 different factors when making a ruling about alimony payments after a divorce. Some of those factors are the length of the marriage, the reasons for the divorce and the ability of the recipient to become self-sufficient. The financial resources and needs of both ex-spouses are also taken into account along with the ability for the paying individual to afford the alimony payments.
Alimony is awarded on either a rehabilitative or an indefinite basis. Rehabilitative alimony is a type of spousal support that is paid over a short time so that the recipient spouse can have time to take steps towards self-sufficiency. Indefinite alimony, on the other hand, is usually awarded to a spouse who does not have the ability to become self-sufficient due to age, illness or disability. In some cases, indefinite alimony may be awarded to a spouse whose standard of living will be significantly lowered as a result of the divorce.
If you believe that you are entitled to receive alimony payments after a divorce, we may be able help you to achieve a favorable outcome in court. Our attorneys have experience representing clients who are going through high-asset or complicated divorces where assets have been hidden by the other spouse. Take a moment to visit our page on alimony to learn more.
Source: FW & D, "Frederick Alimony Lawyers", October 28, 2014