Maryland Alimony / Spousal Support

Maryland alimony, also referred to as spousal support is the amount of money one spouse pays to the other, by court order or through agreement of the parties, for support and maintenance.

Maryland spousal support is intended to preserve the economic status of both parties, as it existed during the marriage.

Types of Alimony Awarded in Maryland

Alimony Pendente Lite. This type of alimony is a temporary award usually lasting the duration of pendency of the case.

Temporary alimony. This type of alimony is for a specific amount of time deemed appropriate by the court or by agreement of the parties.

Alimony award for indefinite period. The court may award alimony for an indefinite period, if the court finds that:

The duration and amount of spousal support or maintenance in Maryland can be awarded based on these factors:

Modification of Alimony in Maryland

Maryland spousal support can be modified as circumstances and justice require.

Termination of Maryland Spousal Support

Unless the parties agree otherwise, alimony terminates upon the death of either party, the marriage of the recipient or if the court finds that termination is necessary to avoid a harsh and inequitable result.

Maryland statutes regarding alimony can be found here: Maryland Statutes Title 11 Alimony

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