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Where Can I File for Support in Maryland?
If both parties are Maryland residents, the Plaintiff (person seeking support) may file for child support or alimony in the county where the Defendant (intended payor of support) resides, carries on business, is employed or habitually engages in business.
In addition, in a divorce action, the Plaintiff may file for support in the county where the Plaintiff resides or, in a custody action, the Plaintiff may file for support in the county where either parent or child resides.
If the Defendant is not a Maryland resident, the Plaintiff can seek support in Maryland if:
Alimony is awarded on a case-by-case basis in Maryland. The court decides the amount and duration of spousal support, based on what it considers a fair and equitable award for both parties.
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