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Spousal Support in Maryland 

The second type of Alimony available during the divorce process is rehabilitative Alimony, and unlike temporary Alimony, rehabilitative Alimony is awarded after the marriage is dissolved. The purpose of rehabilitative Alimony is to help the economically dependent spouse transition to single life and become self-supporting,g if that is so if the circumstances.The duration and amount of rehabilitative Alimony vary from case to case. Therefore, thee ultimate decision rests on a trial judge with a great deal of latitude in making these determinations. Although rehabilitative Alimony is a subject of great uncertainty in many family law matters, Maryland's Family Law Article requires the Circuit Court to consider the following factors when adjudicating rehabilitative Alimony.'

Rehabilitative Alimony in Maryland

Rehabilitative alimony is determined at the divorce trial, primarily aimed at enabling the dependent spouse to become self-supporting. This type of support often continues until the dependent spouse completes an educational program necessary for their independence. Generally, rehabilitative alimony terminates upon the recipient's remarriage. Vocational experts play a crucial role in these cases, providing essential testimony regarding the earning potential of the dependent spouse, which helps in assessing both the feasibility and duration of alimony.

Factors That Towson Judges Use To Award Rehabilitative Alimony.

The Maryland Code, Family Law Article §11-106 establishes the following criteria for the judge to determine whether to award rehabilitative Alimony, how much, and for how long:

  • The ability of the party seeking mAlimonytenance to be wholly or partly self-supporting;
  • The time necessary for the party seeking Alimony to gain sufficient education or training to enable that party to find suitable employment;
  • The standard of living that the parties established during their marriage;
  • The duration of the marriage;
  • The contributions, monetary and non-monetary, of each party to the well-being of the family;
  • The circumstances that contributed to the estrangement of the parties;
  • The age of each party;
  • The physical and mental condition of each party;
  • The ability of the party from whom Alimony is sought to meet that party's needs while meeting the needs of the party seeking mAlimonytenance;
  • Any agreement between the parties;
  • The financial needs and financial resources of each party, including:
  • Whether the award would cause a spouse who is a resident of an affiliated institution as defined in § 19-301 of the Health-General Article and from whom Alimony is sought to become eligible for medical assistance earlier than would otherwise occur.

Call 410-321-4994 To Meet With Towson Child Custody & Family Law Lawyer Amar S. Weisman.

Please call 410-321-4994 during business hours to schedule a free consultation to discuss whether you would like to retain Amar S. Weisman's legal services. Please note that our firm does not accept pro bono clients at this time. To secure legal services and receive advice, a retainer fee is required, and you can refer to our Policy on Fees/Costs for more details. Our law firm is conveniently located in the heart of Towson, close to prominent landmarks such as The Circuit Court for Baltimore County, Towson Town Center, Goucher College, and Towson University. You can find us at 1018 Dulaney Valley Road (MD-146), Second Floor, Towson, MD 21204 We proudly serve clients throughout the Baltimore area, including Aberdeen, Abingdon, Baldwin, Bel Air, Bowleys Quarters, Brooklandville, Carney, Catonsville, Cockeysville, Edgewood, Essex, Garrison, Glen Arm, Greenspring Valley, Homeland, Hunt Valley, Hydes, the Joppa Road Corridor, Kingsville, Long Green, Lutherville, Middle River, Nottingham, Owings Mills, Parkville, Pikesville, Perry Hall, Reisterstown, Riderwood, Rodgers Forge, Rosedale, Ruxton, Sparks, Sparrows Point, Stoneleigh, Timonium, Towson, West Towson, White Hall, White Marsh, and the York Road corridor. We have also provided legal representation to out-of-state clients. However, please be aware that our law firm does not guarantee specific outcomes in any legal matter.