Getting Sufficient Monetary Support After Divorce
When going through a divorce, there are many pressures and struggles to surmount. One important obstacle is to pursue and obtain a sufficient amount of support to care for your needs. Jeff Greenblatt is a family law attorney who helps the divorcing spouses throughout Montgomery County and surrounding counties obtain an appropriate amount of alimony/spousal maintenance, either by agreement or through the courts.
If you are going through a divorce and want to know more about alimony/spousal support, contact Jeff Greenblatt, a Maryland family law lawyer, online or call 240-406-7311 to schedule an appointment to discuss your situation.
Types Of Alimony
Maryland’s equal rights amendment exposes both the husband and wife to the possibility of being required to pay alimony (also called spousal support) both before and after a divorce. There are three types of alimony/spousal support in Maryland:
Alimony while the parties are in litigation awaiting the final divorce trial — This is also called “alimony pendente lite.” A court can award this type of alimony from the time you file for divorce and the time the divorce is finally granted. The goal of this type of support is to maintain the status quo until a settlement is reached or until the divorce is finalized.
Indefinite alimony after the divorce — This is a type of alimony that is awarded for an indefinite period of time. It is generally awarded when the recipient cannot support himself or herself because of age, illness, disability or the inability to make reasonable progress toward becoming self-supporting.
Rehabilitative alimony after the divorce — This is the favored form of support. It is awarded for a finite period of time and its purpose is to give the recipient a sufficient amount of time to obtain or restore the necessary skills or education to become self-supporting. However, if after the recipient has made as much progress as he or she can, but is still unable to support himself or herself, a request to extend the award of alimony must be filed with the court before the original award expires.
Working Hard To Get The Best Possible Result
Whatever type of alimony/support arrangement you are seeking, divorce attorney Jeff Greenblatt will assist in negotiating an award that is sufficient to care for the recipient spouse. He will work tirelessly to achieve the best result possible in your case. If both parties do not agree on what they feel is a fair amount, he will present the family’s economic history, with the goal of convincing the court that the standard of living enjoyed by the parties during the marriage should continue for the recipient spouse after the divorce. He can also help with alimony modifications if circumstances have changed.