Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Maryland

Q: My husband filed divorce and it was finalized in May. I never signed the papers. Could I ask for alimony?

I didn't respond to the notice because I couldn't find a lawyer in time. I found out that he has income greater than explained to me. He has been sending me over $500 a month. We have a child support order but its only for $111 a month.

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1 Lawyer Answer

Elizabeth Pugliese

Answered
  • Rockville, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: Your deadline to respond was 30 days after you were served -- whether you had an attorney or not. Once the divorce is final, you cannot go back and ask for alimony.

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