Maintenance is also called alimony or spousal support under different state divorce laws. Maryland maintenance is awarded to either spouse at the discretion of the Maryland divorce court. The alimony award may or may not be affected by the Maryland grounds for divorce, especially if it is a fault divorce. The Maryland divorce court considers a variety of factors when determining a fair and equitable award, including:
Maryland divorce courts can specify the time for which the Maryland maintenance award is valid. It may be possible to extend or modify the alimony award if there has been a substantial change in circumstances. Under Maryland divorce law, alimony awards are terminated when:
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The above synopsis of Maryland divorce laws is by no means all-inclusive and has been adapted from applicable state laws. These laws may have changed since our last update and there may be additional laws that apply in your situation. For the latest information on these divorce laws, please contact a local Maryland divorce lawyer in your area.
Maryland divorce laws were last updated April 2009.
Note: Keep in mind that all divorce laws are complex. If you need legal divorce advice or want to fully understand how these laws affect you, please speak with a local divorce attorney.