Divorce is a complicated process that affects couples both financially and emotionally. One of the most contentious issues of divorce is alimony. The assistance of an experienced family law attorney will enable you to seek the alimony amount that best meets your needs.
I am attorney Imad Soubra, and I provide comprehensive divorce and separation representation to clients in Washington County and throughout Maryland. Contact my law office at 301-219-5038 to schedule a free consultation with a Frederick alimony lawyer.
The spouse who is in need of alimony must have to follow and prove that she/he meet elements in order for the Court to award the alimony recipient an amount of alimony and how long will the payments occur. There are different versions of alimony under Maryland Law where I can guide you through them to see what part of it you can receive. If you do not follow the elements the likelihood that you would be awarded alimony will be slip and it would be an uphill battle to receive an amount of alimony it the alimony elements are not met. I can help you I represent you in your case what points are needed to be said and proven in trial. In order to be a alimony recipient, the law does not apply for women because that is constitutional violation. It can apply to both women and men who in need of the proceeds.
For the most part, there are three parts for alimony. There are a Pendente Lite Alimony, Rehabilative Alimony, and Indefinite Alimony. These types of alimony can be awarded depending on the facts and circumstances of the case. These facts and circumstances can vary from case to case. I can help you to decide where your case fits it to see what the Court may do to award any type of alimony if your case is a good case to determine if alimony can be awarded to you.
As your attorney, I can also help the payor (the spouse who supported the economic dependant spouse) to determine whether alimony will be suitable in his/her case. Once again, this depends on the facts and circumstances in your case. The payor will have to prove certain facts in the trial to determine whether he/she can pay alimony and how much alimony he/she can afford to pay to the economic dependant spouse. It depends to the actual facts and how your case is presented to the fact finder who is the Judge presiding over your case. Each Judge will make a different determination on how much alimony should be awarded to the economic dependant spouse. Once the Judge do make a determination on how much alimony should be awarded if that is the case, the Judge will also determine duration (as to how long).Hagerstown Spousal Support Attorney
When you are facing divorce, you and your spouse have to sort through several issues such as alimony, marital property division, child custody and child support. Alimony, also known as spousal support, may be required if one spouse was financially dependent on the other spouse during marriage.
For example, one spouse may have been the primary homemaker during the marriage. After divorce, this spouse will need financial resources to support him or her while looking for employment or obtaining job training. Whether you are the spouse in need of spousal support or the spouse who will need to make the payments, I can assist you during the divorce to make sure your rights are represented.
Maryland courts look at several factors to determine the amount of alimony payments. These factors include:
- Duration of the marriage
- Standard of living during marriage
- Monetary and nonmonetary contributions of both parties
- Age of each spouse
- Physical and mental condition of each spouse
- Financial resources of each spouse
The court will take into account these and other factors it deems necessary, when determining the amount one spouse has to pay in alimony. I can provide you guidance on the considerations that need to be taken into account when determining the amount of spousal support.Contact Our Law Firm
For a knowledgeable family law attorney, contact my law firm in Frederick, Maryland, at 301-219-5038 to discuss your alimony issues. I offer a free consultation.