Annapolis, Maryland Alimony Law Firm Ensures That Your Interests Are Protected
Seeking fair and equitable spousal support agreements
When you and your spouse divorce, there are a number of decisions you need to make that will have long-term impact on your quality of life. One of the decisions that the Maryland courts generally make on behalf of those involved is whether or not you are required to provide your spouse with monetary support, which is also known as alimony or spousal support.
Clara M. Martone Bereston, Esquire brings more than 20 years of experience in negotiation and in litigating Maryland alimony law
Alimony is one of the most frequently fought-over issues in divorce, and although Maryland courts and lawyers strive to split marital assets equitably, “equitable” does not necessarily mean “equal.” At Clara M. Martone Bereston, P.A., we always strive to reach a fair agreement on behalf of you — our client.
Maryland judges carefully review a couple’s length of marriage, their standard of living during the marriage, the relative income of each individual, and the needs of each spouse, and other relevant factors, when determining whether or not alimony should be granted, how much should be awarded and for how long it should continue.
Retaining the law firm of Clara M. Martone Bereston, P.A. can help you convince the court that you need support and thus can increase the chance that alimony will be awarded. Alternatively, we can also work to convince the judge that your ex-spouse does not need spousal support or that they need less than he or she asked for.
There generally are three types of alimony awards:
- Temporary alimony provides support during the divorce action, which might include attorney fees and relevant litigation costs.
- Rehabilitative alimony helps a dependent spouse become self-reliant and may end when an ex-spouse has found a job or has gained sufficient employment skills.
- Indefinite alimony is given to a spouse who is seriously ill or who has demonstrated economic need. This award may be modified because of changing financial needs or other circumstances.
Working for your peace of mind
At Clara M. Martone Bereston, P.A., we represent clients who are seeking alimony and those who would be required to pay it. Some clients are concerned about whether they will be required to pay alimony if their circumstances change. Others come to us if they are not receiving the alimony payments specified by the agreement. We help you present evidence to the court as to why the amount you pay should be decreased, or we request that the court properly enforce the alimony agreement.
Contact assertive Annapolis alimony attorneys. To schedule an appointment with a family law attorney at Clara M. Martone Bereston, Esquire, call us at 410-295-3350 or contact us online.