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What is infidelity alimony?

Permanent alimony payments continue to exist in the state of Maryland. This means that, in rare divorce cases, it's possible for a family court judge to force one spouse to pay the other spouse monthly alimony checks for the rest of their lives.

How you know the time is right for a divorce

There are probably a million different things running through your head when you start to contemplate a divorce. Have you waited long enough? Does what has happened between you and your spouse really mean it's time for a divorce? Should you give up on your marriage, or will waiting it out really make things better?

Do you think you can receive alimony? Here's what you should know

Alimony has been around for a very long time. If you qualify to receive this vital marital benefit, you should never feel ashamed. Even if your ex or others try their best to make you feel embarrassed about being the recipient of these payments, if a court of law approves you to receive alimony, know that you deserve it.

Paying alimony? Be sure to keep records

As part of your upcoming divorce, you may end up making alimony payments to your ex-wife. The court might order you to continue making monthly payments until your ex is either capable of reasonably supporting herself or remarries. As with other transactions, it is important to keep records of the alimony payments you make. This is especially true if you and your spouse have a contentious divorce. There is always the possibility that your ex may choose to challenge the amount of alimony you are paying. Or, the Internal Revenue Services (IRS) may choose to look into the alimony expense you are claiming on your tax return.

Rape victims may not have to share child custody anymore

There are many Maryland mothers whose children were born as the result of an incident of rape. Although it's hard to believe, some of these mothers are forced to give their rapists visitation rights and other parental rights. Fortunately, the possibility of this awful scenario could soon be done away with forever.

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