Hyattsville, MD asked in Divorce for Maryland

Q: If the wife makes more money and gets caught cheating, can the husband get spousal support?

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Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley
  • Rockville, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: You have cited two factors in a list of factors that would be considered in your favor when considering whether to award alimony in a divorce case. The limited facts you have provided, however, are insufficient standing alone to establish your right to alimony. Consult with a divorce lawyer in private to discuss your marital rights, and what is realistic in terms of marital property division, spousal support and proving grounds fir divorce. Generally speaking, alimony is not awarded as a form of penalty for one spouse’s adultery. The primary considerations are the size of the disparity in income, the length of the marriage, and the ability of the less financially secure spouse to support themselves adequately after the divorce. Fault for the divorce is a lesser factor, but is considered.

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