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How much alimony will I get?

There are no standardized alimony guidelines in Maryland. If you are eligible for alimony, the amount you will get (both how much and for how long) will be determined by evaluating the same eligibility factors outlined above.

How do I know if I will get alimony?

Eligibility for alimony is determined on a case-by-case basis and the court must consider a number of different factors, including:

Do you have the ability to become self-supporting?
How much time is needed for you to complete the education or additional training necessary to be self-supporting?
What standards of living were established during the marriage?
How long was the marriage?
Have you made monetary and non-monetary contributions to the well-being of the family?
Why did the marriage break-up?
How old are you? How old is your spouse?
How is your health (physical and mental)? How is your spouse's health?
Can your spouse afford to pay alimony?
Are there any agreements between you and your spouse?
What are your financial needs and resources? What are your spouse's financial needs and resources?

What is alimony?

Alimony is financial support that is paid by one spouse or received by another to help maintain the standards of living that were established during the marriage, or to assist a financially dependent spouse in his or her efforts to become self-supporting.