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The Lebowitz Law Firm Helps You Ensure that Your Interests are Protected

Helping you after a divorce

When you and your spouse divorce, there are a number of decisions you need to make that will have a long-term impact on your quality of life. One of the decisions the Maryland courts generally make on behalf of those involved is whether or not one ex-spouse is required to provide the other ex-spouse with monetary support, which is also known as alimony or spousal support. At the Lebowitz Law Firm, Mr. Lebowitz can help you navigate this difficult issue.

Alimony is one of the most frequently fought-over issues in divorce, and while courts and lawyers strive to split marital assets equitably, equitable does not necessarily mean equal. Mr. Lebowitz will work to reach an agreement between the parties that is fair and favorable to our client.

The Lebowitz Law Firm can assist you with negotiating and litigating alimony agreements

When determining whether or not alimony should be granted, how much should be awarded, and for how long it should continue, Maryland judges carefully appraise 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. Retaining an attorney can help you convince the court that you need support, and thus 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 needs less than she or he has asked for.

In Maryland, there are three basic types of alimony:

  • Temporary alimony provides support during the divorce action, which may include attorney’s fees and relevant litigation costs.
  • Rehabilitative alimony helps a dependent ex-spouse become self-reliant and may end when that ex-spouse has found a job, has completed his or her education, or remarries.
  • Permanent alimony is given to a spouse who is seriously ill or who has demonstrated economic need. This type of alimony can be modified due to changing financial needs or other circumstances.

If you are entitled to alimony, Mr. Lebowitz will work with you to determine what kind of alimony is the best for your situation.

Working for your peace of mind

At the Lebowitz Law Firm, we represent clients who are seeking alimony as well as those who might be required to pay it. Clients are often concerned about whether they are required to pay alimony if their circumstances change. Others are not receiving the alimony payments specified by the agreement or court order. We can help you present evidence to the court as to why the amount you pay should be decreased or request that the court properly enforce the alimony agreement or order.

Contact the Lebowitz Law Firm.

Call us at 410-730-9010 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with a family law attorney at the Lebowitz Law Firm.