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Mutual Consent Requires Precision 

Mutual Consent has been grounds for absolute divorce in Maryland under Family Law §7-103(8) since October 1, 2015. Even though mutual Consent has strict requirements, people ignore these requirements and file false mutual consent complaints by the thousands every year, which the courts ultimately reject. Mutual Consent requires specific things:

  • The Parties must have a Marital Settlement agreement
  • The Agreement must address AlimonyThe Agreement must address Marital Property and the right to seek it as set forth by the Maryland Code, Family Law Article  §8-205 and  8-207.  
  • The Agreement must address Child Custody. 
  • The Agreement cannot address Child Support in a manner that violates Maryland Public Policy prohibiting parties from negotiating or bargaining about Child Support and must comport with the Child Support Guidelines and fully justify any deviation from the Guidelines. 
  • The Grounds must be adequately pleaded in a lawsuit, served on the opposing party, and the hearing type must be enough requested in written form after reviewing the Differentiated Case Management Plan, which addresses uncontested divorces using different procedures that vary by county. 
  • The Agreement should be presented as evidence at the final divorce hearing.
  • The Circuit Court for Baltimore County requires all uncontested divorce hearings based on mutual Consent to have the Agreement filed as an exhibit on the Maryland Electronic Courts (MDEC), even if the Agreement is an exhibit in the Complaint For Absolute Divorce. 

Amar Weisman Is Distinguished As One Of Baltimore's Top Divorce Lawyers

The Law Offices of Amar S. Weisman have helped many clients obtain Judgments of Absolute Divorce based on Mutual Consent. We begin by meeting with the client to craft a Marital Separation Agreement meeting each client's goals. As with any divorce, clients need to work with counsel to define the parameters of a reasonable outcome that cannot be attacked as one-sided. Upon completion of the first draft, the Marital Separation Agreement is typically mailed to the opposing party for consideration. It is usually the case that some negotiation strategy is necessary to close the deal. 

Call 410-321-4994 To Meet With Towson Divorce, Child Custody & Family Law Lawyer Amar S. Weisman.

Please Call (410) 321-4994 during business hours to schedule a free consultation to decide whether you want to retain Amar S. Weisman. The firm does not accept pro bono clients at this time. To have legal services and advice, you must pay a retainer, See Policy on Fees/Costs. The law firm is located in the heart of Towson near The Circuit Court For Baltimore County, Towson Town Center, Goucher College, and Towson University, 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, 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 several out-of-state clients. The law firm does not guarantee the results in any matter.