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Towson Divorce Lawyer | Grounds For Divorce | Court Papers.

You Need A Divorce Lawyer To Craft Papers That Communicate Your Positions And Needs.

If you retain Amar Weisman to be your Towson Divorce Lawyer, your pleadings and motions filed with the clerk of the court will be timely and crafted with excellence, precision, and advance your case based on the over-arching strategy. The following family law court papers are commonly filed in matrimonial litigation:

  • Pleadings
    • Complaint For Divorce establishing jurisdiction, grounds for divorce, and, if appropriate, requesting custody, visitation, child support, use and possession of the marital home, court-ordered sale of the marital home, court-ordered sale of personal property located inside the marital home, temporary/rehabilitative/indefinite alimony, attorney's fees and suit costs.Is essential that the complaint for divorce specify whether the plaintiff is seeking a limited divorce or an Absolute Divorce and the grounds for divorce should reflect what can be proven and established as a matter of law. The grounds for divorce include adultery, Mutual Consent, cruelty and excessively vicious conduct, and one your separation. The grounds for limited divorce include a separation that is lasted for less than one year. As a general proposition, the parties should be separated when filing a complaint for divorce but there is case law allowing a party to file for a divorce while residing together on the grounds of constructive desertion under very limited conditions. The Maryland rules require that parties sign the complaint and verify its contents through an affidavit conforming to very specific language.
    • Answer to the Plaintiff’s Complaint For Divorce, responding line-by-line to each paragraph of the complaint; raising affirmative defenses and negative defenses as required by statute; and simply rebutting lies and distortions within the Complaint. Time restrictions for filing answers are specified in Md. Rule 2-321. Maryland Residents must file an answer with the Clerk of the Court no later than thirty (30) days after valid service of process When service has occurred inside the state of Maryland; however parties were served outside of Maryland but inside the United States have 60 days to respond with an answer and party serve outside of the United States have 90 days. As a best practice, filing an answer as quickly as possible will move the case along faster.
    • Preliminary Motions pursuant to Rule 2-322 To dismiss based on lack of jurisdiction, improper venue or failure to state a claim for which relief may be granted, i.e. not providing facts necessary to support ground grounds for a limited or absolute divorce.
    • Motion For An Emergency Hearing.
  • Service of Process & Jurisdiction
    • Motion For Alternative Service
    • Motion to Dismiss For Lack of Jurisdiction
  • Financial Matters
    • Financial Statements
      • Long Form Financial Statement that is accurate, supported with exhibits and is consistent with your position. Long form financial statements are required in matters involving above guidelines Child Support in matters involving alimony. The long form financial statement includes numerous categories that can be quite confusing including utilities, mortgages, and all matters of routine household expenditures that occur on a monthly basis and must be apportioned between the party filing the financial statement and the children based on their respective share. In addition to more than 100 categories of expenditures, there is also a detailed section for listing property and debt and breaking down the filing party's  pay check  including any deductions. The long form  financial statement can be amended and changed as circumstances and facts require. It is important to complete long form financial statements with care and precision.
      • Short-Form Financial Statement.
    • Motion To Freeze Assets to prevent the dissipation of assets.
  • Custody-Related Filings
    • Motion to appoint Best Interest Attorney.
    • Motion to appoint Nagle v. Hooks attorney.
  • Discovery Requests
    • Discovery Requests
      • Interrogatories commanding your spouse to answer difficult questions about his/her living situation,finances, spending, real estate, pensions, other assets, extramarital sex life, parenting plans, and witnesses.
      • Request for Production Of Documents
      • Subpoenas and Depositions Duces Tecum to banks, retirement fund administrators, the department of social services, schools, employers, key witnesses, telephone companies, private detectives,neighbors, government agencies and the opposing party including subpoenas to appear at a deposition.
      • Request for Inspection of Real Property
    • Discovery Responses
      • Answers to Interrogatories
      • Response to Request for Production of Documents
      • Trial Subpoena Responses.
    • Discovery Compliance
      • Motions To Compel Discovery
      • Motions For Sanctions
      • Motion to compel appraisal
      • Motion to Shorten Time
  • Pre-Trial Filings
    • 9-207 Joint Statement Concerning Marital and Non-Marital Property. Submitted prior to trial & categorizes property three ways:
      • Property the parties agree is marital;
      • Property the parties agree is non-marital
      • Property the parties dispute whether it is marital or non-marital.
    • Trial Memorandum
    • Motion in Limine, to determine evidentiary issues before the trial.
    • Stipulations concerning exhibits clarifying which exhibits are mutually agreeable, to save trial court time.
    • Motions to postpone hearing/trial/scheduling conference/settlement conference
  • Post-Trial Filings
    • Exceptions to Master’s Recommendation
    • Motion For New Trial
    • Motion For Reconsideration
    • Motion to Enforce Judgment
    • Stipulations of Dismissal
    • Earnings withholding Orders

Call (410) 321-4994 For a Consultation With Towson Divorce & Child Custody Family Lawyer Amar S. Weisman.

Please Call (410) 321-4994 to schedule a Free Consultation. The purpose of the consultation is to decide whether you want to hire Amar S. Weisman. To obtain legal services, you must pay a retainer, see Policy on Fees/Costs. The law firm is next to The Circuit Court for Baltimore County, at 1018 Dulaney Valley Road, Towson, MD 21204.We represent clients throughout the Baltimore area including Aberdeen, Abingdon, Baldwin, Bel Air, Bowleys Quarters, Brooklandville, Carney, Catonsville, Cockeysville, Edgewood, Essex, Garrison, Glen Arm, Greenspring Valley, Homeland, Hunt Valley, Hydes, the Joppa Road Corridor, Kingsville, Long Green, Lutherville, Middle River, Nottingham, Owings Mills, Parkville, Pikesville, Perry Hall, Reisterstown, Riderwood, Rodgers Forge, Rosedale, Ruxton, Sparks, Sparrows Point, Stoneleigh, Timonium, Towson, West Towson, White Hall, White Marsh, and the York Road corridor. We have also represented a number of out-of-state clients. The law firm does not guarantee the results in any matter.