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Divorce courts: More women paying alimony to exes

In a report from May 2018, an interesting discussion about alimony was started. Gender equality is always an important part of the justice system, and that means that women are to be held to the same standards as men. It seems that is happening because studies show that there are more women being held liable for alimony than in the past.

Does alimony still serve a purpose?

If you are the so-called "moneyed spouse" who is about to pay a great deal of money each month in alimony to your ex-spouse, you may be of the opinion that alimony is an antiquated concept that should be relegated to the history books. While, in some contexts, you may have a point -- this is a highly debated topic in the age of family law reform and feminism.

When does alimony end?

Many types of court orders can come out of a Maryland divorce. One is an alimony award. When one person is ordered to pay alimony to another, how long does this obligation last?

Factors that go into deciding alimony 6payments

While alimony can be a tough subject for those getting divorced in Maryland to discuss, it will need to be addressed at some point. In some cases, an individual who may be entitled to support may choose to waive his or her right to it. However, this is generally a bad idea because the option to accept alimony in the future is generally off the table once it has been waived.

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