Spousal Support, Alimony, Spousal Maintenance - We Can Help

If you are going through a divorce or separation, your financial outlook is going to change significantly. For many people, this change will include a spousal support plan. There are a lot of available spousal support options, so make sure you find one that protects your rights.

At the offices of Douglas Cohn Attorney at Law, we are dedicated to helping Maryland and Washington, D.C., families through their most difficult times. Our Bethesda alimony attorney understands how difficult it can be to address these issues during an emotional time, but we will keep you focused on the things that matter most and help you build a better future.

Several Factors Could Determine Alimony Payments · Legal Representation Is Critical

If one person has been the main source of income for a couple during their marriage, a plan may be created for them to make payments to their former spouse after their divorce. This plan is known as both alimony and spousal support.

There is no formula for spousal support or alimony in Maryland or Washington, D.C. The court looks at the needs and financial situation of each party in order to make a determination. A number of factors will be considered, including:

  • Income
  • Work history
  • Employability
  • Education
  • Earning capacity
  • Financial needs
  • Assets

Since both Maryland and Washington, D.C., require a legal separation period before a couple can obtain a no-fault divorce, alimony payments may also be made during the separation. Once your divorce is finalized, there are a number of available alimony plans, including temporary and permanent plans.

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An experienced lawyer can help you determine what your rights and options are, so you can protect your financial future after your divorce. Contact our Bethesda offices online or call us at 301-968-6840 today to schedule a consultation and learn more about your rights and options.