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§ 11-101. Alimony award

West's Annotated Code of MarylandFamily Law

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Family Law (Refs & Annos)
Title 11. Alimony (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Family Law, § 11-101
§ 11-101. Alimony award
When court may award
(a) The court may award alimony:
(1) on a bill of complaint for alimony; or
(2) as a part of a decree that grants:
(i) an annulment;
(ii) a limited divorce; or
(iii) an absolute divorce.
Award to either party
(b) The court may award alimony to either party.
Effect of agreement
(c) If a final disposition as to alimony has been made in an agreement between the parties, the court is bound by that agreement as the agreement relates to alimony.
Institutionalized spouse
(d) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsections (a), (b), and (c) of this section, the court may not award alimony on a bill of complaint for alimony to the spouse of a resident in a related institution as defined in § 19-301 of the Health-General Article, if the petitioner attempts to satisfy the separation grounds for divorce under §§ 7-102 and 7-103 of this article based on the spouse's residence in the related institution.


Added by Acts 1984, c. 296, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 1984. Amended by Acts 1992, c. 628, § 1, eff. July 1, 1992.
Formerly Art. 16, § 1.
MD Code, Family Law, § 11-101, MD FAMILY § 11-101
Current through legislation effective through May 9, 2024, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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