An Experienced Towson Lawyer for Alimony Issues

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When spouses approach separation or divorce, questions of money are always important. People naturally worry about the fate of their homes, cars and retirement accounts. They also worry about how they will make ends meet.

The Law Office of Christine Saverda Nielson, P.A., in Towson, Maryland, helps clients who seek alimony or want to limit paying it, depending on circumstances. You can call our law firm today at 410-825-7200 or toll free at 800-490-6258 to schedule an initial consultation with an experienced attorney.

An Attorney on Your Side to Help You Figure Out Spousal Support

In Maryland, ongoing financial support, in the form of alimony (also known as spousal maintenance), may be paid by one spouse to the other following a separation, temporarily during a divorce, or after the termination of a marriage.

Alimony is not automatic. When granted, it is based on the ability of one party to pay the other party according to his or her need. Whether or not a party receives spousal support is determined by a judge or negotiations between the parties.

In general, the party with fewer assets, lesser earning prospects or greater child care responsibilities is the one who is eligible to receive alimony. However, the factors influencing spousal support payments include the following:

  • Income of each divorcing spouse
  • The length of the marriage
  • Each spouse's financial liabilities and/or debts
  • Educational level and/or job skills of each spouse

Negotiations When Possible, Courtroom Litigation When Necessary

Our founding lawyer, Christine Saverda Nielson, encourages her clients to resolve as many of their divorce-related financial issues as possible in negotiations. By doing so, her clients often save thousands of dollars in court costs and attorney fees, while retaining more money for themselves and their families.

She consults with financial professionals, including asset valuators, accountants, vocational counselors and other experts, in making her clients' cases for assets or support payments. These experts are invaluable in helping our clients achieve the financial results they need to move forward with their lives.

Although negotiations are often preferable, they are not always feasible. When alimony cannot be negotiated out of court, attorney Nielson can draw upon her experience as a Yale Law School-educated trial lawyer and former federal agent to tenaciously advocate for her clients' best interests at trial, or in negotiations.

Call for a Consultation

For more information about the Law Office of Christine Saverda Nielson, P.A., in Towson, Maryland, contact the firm online or by calling 410-825-7200, toll free at 800-490-6258. Request a consultation with an experienced alimony attorney.