Will Alimony Be a Part of Your Divorce in Maryland?
Alimony or spousal support is one of the most contentious issues that can arise in a divorce.
At the Law Offices of Corrie A. Boulay, our lawyers represent clients who want to avoid payments after divorce, as well as people who wish to receive alimony.
The Limited Application
Income disparity alone is not usually enough for a judge to award payments. You might earn $45,000 a year while your spouse earns $100,000, but that does not necessarily mean that you will receive payments.
When alimony is awarded in Maryland, it is usually considered rehabilitative. This means that alimony payments continue long enough for the recipient spouse to obtain the training or education necessary to reenter the workforce. Payments may also start out at a higher amount and grow smaller over time.
Unlike a division of marital property, alimony is taxable to the person receiving it and tax-deductible to the person paying it.
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