Sheri Hoidra Law Office, LLP understands that few divorce-related matters are more contentious than alimony. You can depend on a Baltimore, Maryland alimony lawyer from the Law Office of Sheri Hoidra to fight for the outcome you need. Contact us today so we can get started.
Alimony Lawyer Serving Clients in Baltimore, Maryland
We know just how important receiving regular support payments can be for financially dependent spouses, which is why we will do everything in our power to attain the positive result you deserve and need. Don’t hire just any attorney to fight for your future, hire a Baltimore, Maryland family law attorney here at Sheri Hoidra Law Office.
How Courts Determine Alimony in Maryland
Courts will consider a number of factors when establishing your alimony agreement. Keep in mind that alimony is not intended to be permanent; instead, it’s designed to help a financially dependent spouse until they are able to support themselves in the future. That said, some of the factors courts will consider when determining the duration and extent of alimony a spouse is to receive are as follows:
- The duration of the marriage
- The age and health of both spouses
- The standard of living established in the marriage
- Both spouses’ yearly salaries
- The financial needs and resources of both parties
- The monetary and non-monetary contributions both spouses made to the marriage
- The ability of the party seeking alimony to be self-supporting
- The reasons for the divorce
- Any other factor the court deems relevant
Enforcing Alimony in Maryland
An alimony agreement is a legally binding agreement. When someone violates the terms of their alimony agreement, such as by refusing to pay alimony, the spouse entitled to alimony (with the help of their attorney) may initiate contempt proceedings, wherein the court will hold the person in contempt and demand the person make regular alimony payments. If your ex is refusing to abide by your alimony agreement, you should speak with our Baltimore, Maryland alimony lawyer at once.
Modifying Alimony in Maryland
After a divorce is settled, spouses will often find in the months or years following that their financial situations have changed. For example, if you are paying alimony and your ex recently got a higher-paying job and no longer requires alimony, you may request a post-judgment modification, wherein you may terminate your alimony agreement. Additionally, if your ex remarries or otherwise no longer has a need to receive alimony, you may qualify for a modification or termination of your alimony agreement.
Contact a Baltimore, Maryland Alimony Lawyer
Alimony is a complex divorce-related issue, and our firm is here to help you through it. Contact Sheri Hoidra Law Office, LLC today to schedule your initial consultation with our experienced Baltimore County family law team.