Divorce · Spousal Support · Modifications
Unlike child support, spousal maintenance has no clear-cut guidelines. While judges will sometimes refer to the Kaufman Alimony Guidelines or the Guidelines of the American Association of Matrimonial Lawyers, alimony is treated on an individual, case-by-case basis. As with any money-related matter in a divorce, the subjectivity of the decision often causes stress between a divorcing couple.
If you are seeking spousal support, you need an attorney who is persuasive in arguing your need for spousal support in court. At the office of Susan Kirwan, Attorney at Law, I have protected the rights of my clients in alimony matters. For several years, I have provided individualized representation for my clients and focused on their best interests, both personally and financially.
To set up an initial consultation, contact my office online or call me at 410-244-1456.
Maryland Spousal Support Lawyer
Laws favor rehabilitative alimony over permanent alimony. A spouse who has stayed at home needs time to prepare for the workforce. That may involve tuition for education, training or pursuing some type of professional licensure. Spousal support is meant to provide him or her a bridge of financial security until he or she can generate a full-time income.
For spouses married for several decades, a new career may not be an option because of age. While not as common, permanent alimony is an option in those cases.
Please know that alimony does not last a lifetime because of retirement benefits and Social Security availability. Property division of a pension earned by the working spouse also serves as a replacement for spousal support.
To set up an initial consultation with an experienced Baltimore alimony lawyer, contact me via e-mail or call me at 410-244-1456. All meetings are by appointment. My office is open on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visa, MasterCard and Discover are accepted.
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