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The Anatomy of the Maryland Divorce Process

Amar S. Weisman, a renowned Family Law lawyer, has extensive experience in establishing the necessary reasons when filing for Absolute Divorce under Md. Code Ann., Fam. Law § 7-103. He is a divorce attorney. He understands that the reasons for the divorce must be clearly stated in the legal documents. These reasons should also be supported with evidence during the court process.

There is no way to obtain an absolute divorce in Maryland without establishing grounds for divorce in open Court. In order for the court to have jurisdiction over your divorce claim, one of the parties must be have been a Maryland Resident for more than six months prior to filing the Complaint and/or Counter-Complaint for Absolute Divorce. As of October 1, 2023, Maryland now allows for divorce based on Six-Month Separation, Mutual Consent, and Irreconcilable Differences. 

6-Month Separation for Maryland Divorce

Md. Code Ann.,Fam. Law § 7-103(a)(1) provides that the Court may decree an absolute divorce on the grounds of 6-Month Separation if the parties have lived separate and apart for 6 months without interruption before filing of the application for divorce. Insofar as this is new grounds for divorce,

Md. Code Ann.,Fam. Parties who filed for divorce under old grounds can amend their filing.

They can still qualify for an absolute divorce after a 6-month separation. This is allowed by Law § 7-103(f). There is a requirement that the Parties not engage in Marital Relations during the period fo separation.

Md. Code Ann., Fam. Law § 7-103(b) provides that Parties who have pursued separate lives shall be deemed to live separate and apart for the purposes of a 6-month Separation if they have parties reside under the same roof and/or if the separation is in accordance with a Court Order, namely a Final Protective Order. 

Mutual Consent for Uncontested Divorce

Mutual Consent is Grounds for Divorce Pursuant to Md. Code Ann.,Fam. Law § 7-103(a)(3) to the extent the Parties execute and submit a written Marital Settlement Agreement that resolves all issues relating to Spousal Support/Alimony, and property distribution pursuant to Md. Code Ann., Fam. Law §§8-205 and 8-208, Legal Custody, Physical Custody, and Child Support including a Child Support Guidelines Worksheet.

Mutual Consent and Child Custody

The Court must find that the terms regarding the Minor Child/Children, which resolve all child-related issues, serve the best interests of the Minor Child/Children.

High Conflict Divorce and Mutual Consent

Mutual Consent is not appropriate for a high-conflict divorce.

Mutual agreement cannot be used as a reason for divorce if one person asks to cancel the marriage settlement agreement. The Agreement is generally incorporated but not merged into the Judgment of Absolute Divorce. Spousal support terms can be changed after the judgment, unless stated in the agreement resolving all issues. 

Irreconcilable Differences 

Irreconcilable Differences is grounds for divorce pursuant to Md. Code Ann.,Fam. Law §7-103(2). The grounds for irreconcilable differences must be fully stated when you file for divorce in the Complaint for Absolute Divorce and established in Court at the divorce hearing. 

Call 410-321-4994 To Meet With Best Divorce Lawyer in Maryland

Please Call (410) 321-4994 during business hours to schedule a free consultation for the purpose of deciding whether you want to retain Amar S. Weisman for your divorce case. The firm does not accept pro bono clients at this time. To retain legal services and advice, you must pay a retainer, See Policy on Fees/Costs. The purpose of the initial consultation is to determine whether you are a good match for this law firm, not to provide free legal advice.

The law firm is conveniently located in Towson, near important landmarks. These landmarks include The Circuit Court For Baltimore County, Towson Town Center, Goucher College, and Towson University. You can find the law firm at 1018 Dulaney Valley Road (MD-146), Second Floor, Towson, MD 21204. You can find us at 1018 Dulaney Valley Road (MD-146), Second Floor, Towson, MD 21204.

We represent clients throughout the Baltimore area including Aberdeen, Abingdon, Baldwin, Bel Air, Bowleys Quarters, Brooklandville, Carney, Catonsville, Cockeysville, Edgewood, Elkridge, 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.