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What Are the Factors for a Monetary Award?
Before granting a monetary award to one spouse, the Maryland Court must consider 11 factors:
No one factor is considered paramount. Rather, the totality of the circumstances determines whether a monetary award is appropriate.
Maryland Family Law recognizes eight different grounds for divorce. Adultery, voluntary separation (for at least 12 months), imprisonment (with a sentence of at least three years and at least 12 months already served), and living separate and apart (for at least two years), are among some of the reasons. For the court to grant a divorce based upon any of these grounds, they must be proved in court through evidence and testimony.
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