Facing a divorce can be intimidating, especially if one’s financial future is uncertain after separation. Many Maryland couples seeking a divorce will consider the option of having the higher-earning spouse pay alimony to the spouse who may not have worked or did not make as much money. After a relationship dissolves, alimony can bring a sense of stability for the recipient. However, one woman in another state decided to take matters into her own hands, opting for murder-for-hire instead of working through a financial agreement.
The woman is accused of attempting to hire a hitman to kill her husband in order to avoid going through with a divorce. It is reported that the wife paid an undercover agent $400 and some jewelry as the initial payment for the murder. Once her husband was killed, she planned to sell her husband’s pickup truck and pay the remaining $4,000.
According to court documents, the woman was fearful she could not make ends meet as a single mother if the divorce was finalized. Now, she faces a pending trial date for the charges against her, and she has limited visitation with her children. The woman’s husband has since filed for divorce.
The stress of a divorce and fear of financial instability can drive a person to take irrational actions. If he or she has questions about how to come to an alimony agreement in a divorce, it is wise to seek the advice of an experienced Maryland attorney. An attorney can help bring legal clarity during a stressful time, striving to seek the best possible outcome for his or her client in a divorce.
Source: wsau.com, “Bond reduced for woman accused of hiring a hitman to kill her husband“, Michael Leischner, May 1, 2018