Maryland provides for alimony in some cases. Whether it is temporary, rehabilitative, indefinite or permanent, it is important to talk with an attorney to ensure you are protected, whether you are the payor or the payee. It may be especially important to talk to an attorney and finalize your agreement by December 31, 2018, as there have been major changes to the tax code. By finalizing your agreement in 2018, you and your spouse have the ability to work with one another and actually may be able to net more income for your family.