2016 Maryland Code
Family Law
Title 11 - Alimony
§ 11-104. Award -- Against nonresident defendant

MD Fam L Code § 11-104 (2016) What's This?

(a) In general. -- In a proceeding for a limited or absolute divorce, the court may award to the plaintiff alimony as a part of a decree granting a divorce or alimony pendente lite, if:

(1) the bill of complaint asks for alimony and says that the defendant owns property in this State; and

(2) the court lacks or is unable to exercise personal jurisdiction over the defendant.

(b) Limit on award. -- Any alimony or alimony pendente lite that is awarded under this section is payable only from the property referred to in the bill of complaint or the proceeds of that property. The court may pass any order regarding the property that is necessary to make the award effective.

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