In Maryland there are several types of divorce including absolute divorce, limited divorce, contested and uncontested divorce also referred to as no-fault divorce.
The type of divorce you need will depend on how long you have been married, whether or not there are assets, children or property involved. No matter the type of divorce you need to file our Maryland divorce attorneys can help. They offer free case examinations and they serve Baltimore County and Harford County, MD. Please click here to contact them to discuss your rights and how to protect them.
Absolute divorce legally ends your marriage. It settles all issues, including property. Once finalized, you and your ex-spouse may remarry.
In a limited divorce, some important issues are settled, but it does not end your marriage. File for limited divorce if you and your spouse need the court to address issues such as child custody or finances before you are eligible for an absolute divorce.
There is no such thing as a “legal separation” in Maryland. If you and your spouse live apart with the intention of ending your marriage, and if you do not have sexual intercourse during that time, that constitutes separation. Separation can be a legal reason (or ground) for divorce, depending on how long you and your spouse are separated.
One spouse must prove that at least one “ground” exists before the court may grant a divorce.
Grounds for limited divorce:
You may get an absolute divorce on the grounds of mutual consent, which requires you and your spouse to complete a settlement agreement. Please contact our Bel Air, MD divorce attorneys to discuss your rights and how to protect them.
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