Maintaining Your Standard Of Living After Divorce

When a married couple decides to divorce, it may be necessary to determine financial support to ensure both spouses are able to maintain a comfortable standard of living. In Maryland, the laws regarding spousal support — or alimony, as it is commonly known — are in constant flux. As an attorney with more than 35 years of experience, I know how to keep up with ever-changing laws while educating clients on how the law applies to them.

The Many Factors Of Spousal Support

Unlike most child support agreements, there are numerous peripheral factors that play into the court's decisions regarding spousal support. As your lawyer I will advocate on your behalf to ensure that you are treated fairly when making decisions about alimony awards

Listed below are some factors that may be considered by the courts when determining spousal support:

  • The standard of living the spouses shared during their marriage
  • The length of the marriage
  • Debts
  • The age, health and emotional state of each spouse
  • The financial condition and future-earning abilities of each spouse
  • The ability of the payer spouse to support the recipient while supporting himself or herself

Spousal Support For Stay-At-Home Parents

While the purpose of alimony is to ensure that both spouses maintain a standard of living similar to the one they enjoyed as a couple, a primary concern for many is determining how much and for how long the support will continue.

As mentioned above, there are many factors that factor into determining the amount of support a spouse can expect to pay or receive. The same applies for determining the duration. By analyzing the circumstances surrounding your marriage and divorce, I can help you estimate your spousal support situation while working to ensure you are treated fairly.

Get Honest Answers Regarding Spousal Support

Whether you and your partner come to a spousal support agreement during mediation or require action from the court, I will prepare for any scenario to help you achieve an equitable arrangement.

Contact my Rockville offices by calling 301-284-8790, or arrange an appointment online, to learn how a lawyer can help ensure your financial well-being through an equitable spousal support agreement.