Alimony In Maryland Divorce Agreements

You may be fearful that your standard of living will decrease following a divorce. Alimony payments can help you recover some of the income that you may be losing due to a divorce and the division of marital assets. If you are seeking alimony payments from your spouse, it is essential to have an experienced divorce lawyer on your side.

The Law Offices of Dwight W. Clark, LLC in Columbia, Maryland is a law firm committed to your needs and interests. Our experience handling cases regarding the loss of family income and the division of marital property has given us a unique insight to evaluate the prospects of a potential award of alimony in every case. This experience permits us to handle alimony cases both efficiently and skillfully.

What Determines Who Receives What?

In some cases, there is a mutual agreement regarding spousal support that is created by a prenuptial agreement. However, most individuals seeking alimony payments from a spouse following divorce proceedings are looking to have it created by a court order. The court makes the decision whether or not an individual receives alimony and how much they receive. There are multiple factors that a court may take into consideration regarding this decision:

  • Whether or not the person seeking alimony can be self-supporting
  • If the person seeking alimony has the ability to obtain education to become self supporting
  • How long the marriage lasted
  • The standard of living each individual became used to in the marriage
  • What each person contributed to the well-being of the family
  • How old each person is
  • The circumstances that contributed to the divorce
  • Each person’s physical or mental condition
  • The financial needs and resources of each party

The court is required to use these factors, as well as any other factors it deems necessary in order to made a fair and equitable award of alimony. There is room for leeway and an experienced attorney knows how to petition the court to get the best result possible for his or her client. The lawyers at the Law Offices of Dwight W. Clark, LLC have the ability to give you the representation you need regarding your alimony case. Contact us online or call 888-523-6081.