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Including alimony in your divorce isn't automatic

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Alimony is a part of a divorce that is often misunderstood. Some people think that this is automatic in all divorces, but this is far from the truth. Instead, alimony is reserved for some very specific circumstances. If you are facing a divorce and think that you might need to seek alimony, you need to learn about what Maryland laws say about this matter.

There are many different things that you might have to look at if you are considering seeking alimony. One of these is that if you and your ex can agree on alimony payments, those payments can be entered into the divorce settlement. Another is that if there is a prenuptial agreement with an alimony agreement, the court will consider that.

In the absence of these two circumstances, you will have to ask the court to make the determination. The court will usually consider the standard of living in the marriage, the contributions of both spouses to the marriage and your ability to provide for yourself now. This might seem a bit complex, but we can help you take an honest look at your situation so that you can see what might happen.

Trying to figure out what to do about spousal support is often difficult. In many cases, it is best if you and your ex can come up with an agreement. This might be possible through informal negotiations or mediation. If you are interested in these options or simply need to get the process of seeking alimony started, we are here to give you a helping hand.

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