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Alimony, also known as spousal support, is either a payment or a series of payments made to the lower-earning spouse from the higher-earning spouse to maintain the standard of living both parties were accustomed to throughout the marriage and help the recipient spouse eventually become self-supporting within a reasonable period. However, determining alimony can lead to a hotly contested dispute, which is why it is imperative to seek legal representation from an experienced lawyer.

Our Waldorf divorce attorney at the Law Office of Robert Castro, P.A. is ready to protect your rights and best interests. We can assess your situation, listen to your concerns, develop a strong case on your behalf, and help you secure the most favorable alimony award possible. We can help you get a fresh start on your new chapter of life.

How Alimony is Calculated in Maryland

There are several types of alimony in Maryland: long-term, permanent, short-term, and temporary. Temporary alimony is given before the divorce is finalized, while short-term alimony is awarded after a divorce and lasts a limited amount of time. If a recipient spouse will experience difficult become self-supporting in the future due to age, illness, or disability, then long-term or permanent alimony is given.

In order to calculate an alimony award, the court may consider the following factors:

  • The duration of the marriage
  • The couple’s standard of living while married
  • The financial standing and needs of each spouse
  • The financial or marital contributions to the marriage by each spouse
  • The age of each spouse
  • The physical and mental health of each spouse
  • If the spouse most likely to pay alimony will be able to support himself/herself as well

Both spouses are able to reach an alimony agreement without going through court litigation. However, if they cannot do so, then the judge will decide the alimony award for them.

Keep in mind, according to the new tax code that went into effect in January 2019, alimony payments aren’t tax deductible for the paying spouse and the recipient spouse cannot pay income tax on the payments any longer.

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