During a divorce proceeding, a lower-earning spouse may be entitled to rehabilitative or indefinite alimony. Generally, the spouse with higher income may be ordered to pay spousal support to the lower-earning spouse. Alimony awards are enforceable by the court, particularly if the alimony award is incorporated in a judgment of divorce and marital settlement agreement. However, some…

Many individuals who are facing family or domestic disputes are unfamiliar with traditional court proceedings and the availability of the appeals process in instances where they may disagree with a judge’s order. The use of magistrates in Maryland family courts can confuse a litigant as to their options for recourse when the litigant disagreed with…

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