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How do you normally pay alimony. Maryland. Just the original…

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How long do you normally pay alimony

Lawyer's Assistant: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

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Just the original in 1985

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I've reviewed your question and I'm happy to help!

The length of payment for alimony varies on a case by case basis.

There are several factors that the court takes into consideration when determining the amount and length of alimony to be paid.

Some of the main factors the court looks at are:

· Length of your marriage

· Your financial situation during the marriage, now and in the future

· Your age, physical and mental health, and

· The reasons for the divorce.

The court can then award either:

(1.) Alimony pendente lite

(2.) Rehabilitative alimony

(3.) Indefinite alimony

The court can always revisit or adjust alimony at any time as well, so depending on your circumstances that may be something you can petition the court for.

If you'd like to share some more case specific information as to your current alimony situation, I'd be more than happy to help answer any other specific questions you may have about that.

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