Call Us Today
Free Consultation 410-321-4994

Baltimore County Family Law Attorney Blog

Baltimore County Family Lawyer Discusses Modern Divorces Governed By Old Laws.

Written by Amar Weisman » February 20, 2017 »

Divorce. More than ever, it seems to be on everyone’s mind: and for good reason! Any time you flip open the latest celebrity magazine or start up a conversation with your neighbor, it seems like someone is untying the knot. While this practice is increasingly common, it is not necessarily increasingly easy to do.

While you can decide to get married and carry out the deed in very little time, filing for divorce takes much longer. Given the recent rise in divorces, one would assume that divorce procedures would change to reflect the times. However, that is not the case. And, depending on where you live, filing for a divorce could require jumping over a few obstacles.

For example, in the UK, of the five ways to get a divorce, three involve living separately for a minimum of two years. There, the only way to get a divorce quickly is on the grounds of adultery or unreasonable behavior. This often means that couples who otherwise would have parted amicably, end up playing a blame game to reach the end of their divorce proceedings in a more timely fashion.

In the U.S., divorce laws are governed by the state. So, where you live can and does play a role. However, in general, there are very few quick fixes to getting out of your marriage. In Maryland, there are a number of requirements for filing an absolute or final divorce. Some of these include: voluntarily living apart for one year without interruption, adultery, desertion, insanity and cruelty.

Other factors, such as whether the divorce is contested or uncontested, whether child custody decisions must be made, and the swiftness of the mediation, all impact the time it takes to successfully end your marriage.

Be Prepared for A Lengthy Procedure

Simply put, there is no quick ticket to divorced life. We understand that for some, it might not make sense for this process to take so long. After all, if the couple wants to call it quits, why prolong the fight? Unfortunately, divorce law does not always move as quickly as we may want.

Going through the process can be exhausting, both from a physical and emotional standpoint. And if you’re preparing to embark on this taxing journey, a Towson family lawyer can help. We’re ready to hear your story and help you navigate the process, no matter how long it takes.

Call (410) 321-4994 For a Free Consultation 

Call The Law Offices of Amar S. Weisman at (410) 321-4994 to schedule a Free ConsultationThe Purpose of the consultation is to determine whether you want to retain this law firm as your Baltimore County & Harford County Family Lawyer. If you do wish to proceed, then you must pay a retainer. See Our Policy on Fees and Costs. The family firm is located next to The Circuit Court for Baltimore County, at 1018 Dulaney Valley Road, Towson, MD 21204.