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Alimony/Spousal Support

Overview of Alimony

Alimony, or spousal support, is a court-enforced agreement awarded by a judge in divorce proceedings to financially support a lesser-earning spouse during and after a divorce. Either spouse can sue for alimony at any point before their divorce is finalized. Alimony payments are intended to sustain the receiver during the divorce process and for a […]

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Pregnancy and Divorce

Couples going through a divorce are amid one of life’s most stressful episodes. When there is a pregnancy involved, the emotions and tension are amplified. When a baby is on the way, an already difficult situation becomes even more complicated. During a typical divorce, emotions run high as each decision and agreement are legally formalized. […]

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Increasing Alimony

Alimony is a term used for the payments made to one spouse by the other upon divorce. It exists to reduce economic unfairness that can occur as a result of divorce. Courts may award alimony to the spouse who earns less or who needs additional funds to maintain the standard of living he or she […]

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Reducing Alimony

Many are unaware that an order to pay alimony or spousal support can be subject to change. There are some scenarios where alimony may be increased or reduced, according to the payer’s ability to pay and the supported spouse’s need. It is important to inform your Baltimore alimony lawyer of any changes to your or […]

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Student Loan Debt Causing Divorce

Financial stress can be a contributing cause of divorce for many couples. Couples most vulnerable to the strain of financial worries are those dealing with student loan debt. Last year’s college graduates averaged almost $40,000 in college loan debt by graduation. Recent surveys indicated approximately 13 percent of divorced couples believe student loan debt was […]

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What are the Different Types of Spousal Support?

Divorce can impact every area of one’s life, including finances. Many divorced individuals are entitled to monetary payments from their ex-spouses called alimony or spousal support, following the end of the marriage. While all types of alimony are meant to help an individual maintain the standard of living they were accustomed to during the marriage, […]

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