As a spouse going through a divorce in Maryland, you may face many challenges, including concerning alimony and a monetary award. This challenge can become particularly complicated if your spouse is the owner of a small business, especially one that pays for a substantial chunk of his/her personal expenses. Whatever challenges you’re facing in your divorce, you can enhance your odds of getting a fair and appropriate alimony award by retaining an experienced Maryland divorce lawyer.
Skilled counsel can help you persuade the court to look at more than just your spouse’s W2 income when it comes to setting an alimony amount. Take, for example, this recent divorce case from Montgomery County.
The wife filed for divorce in 2021. At trial, the wife asked the court to award her alimony, so the court made findings regarding the spouses’ earning capacity and income.