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Effective October 1, 2023, Irreconcilable Differences constitute grounds for divorce under the Maryland Family Law Article. Irreconcilable Differences must be stated by the Complainant in the Complaint for Absolute Divorce as the reason for permanently ending the marriage. The explanation should state the source of the divergence that makes continuing the marriage impossible as a practical matter. This can include adultery, cruelty, financial disagreements, drugs, alcohol, or a breakdown of trust. Failure to precisely state the irreconcilable differences may be grounds for the Court to grant an absolute divorce under the laws governing divorce pleadings.
Standard of Proof for Irreconcilable Differences
Establishing proof of irreconcilable differences to corroborate the Complaint for Absolute Divorce is essential. Standard of Proof for irreconcilable differences uis BY A PREPONDERANCE OF THE EVIDENCE, meaning more likely than not, or 50.1%. Compare that to "beyond a reasonable doubt which is more like 99%.
Evidence of Irreconcilable Differences
The evidence of the irreconcilable differences depends on what the irreconcilable differences actually are. The most important source of evidence for proving just about anything in Court is the testimony of live witnesses. You need to come to Court prepared to tell your story about why the marriage broke down. Other sources of evidence, however, depend on the nature of the irreconcilable differences themselves. Consider:
- If Financial Disagreements give rise to irreconcilable differences, then financial records showing the underlying financial agreements will be essential, including bank records, credit card statements, tax returns, gambling records, and receipts showing spending that may not be justifiable.
- If verbal or physical abuse is the source of irreconcilable differences, then evidence of the abuse, including 911 Phone Calls, Police Reports, Photographs of Injuries, Criminal Proceeding Transcripts, and the Testimony of any Witnesses to the abuse.
- If adultery is a source of irreconcilable differences, proof of the adultery including photographs, hotel records, social media postings, and reports from any investigators.
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