What You Need To Know About Divorce
Going through a divorce is never easy. Having the right attorney on your side is the best way to move forward. The , has represented clients throughout Maryland for over 30 years. Our goal is to help you create a future you are excited about. We understand that this can be scary. We will be here for you from beginning to end.
Do I Need A Specific Reason To File?
Each state has certain laws that are put into place and it can be hard to know what makes ours different. For example, in Maryland, you are not required to file a case with the court for a “legal separation”. If you and your spouse are living apart and are not intimate, it is considered a separation. This time away from each other can be used as grounds for filing for a divorce. Understandably, this can be confusing. We are here to explain your options thoroughly.
In order to file for divorce, one spouse must have grounds. Separation, desertion, adultery, or cruelty and excessively vicious conduct are all reasons you can use. It’s also possible to get a mutual consent divorce, also known as “no fault”. Each party must agree in writing on all of the issues surrounding the divorce, such as property division, alimony, custody, visitation and child support. Then the divorce can be granted without a specific period of separation or any of the other grounds for divorce. This often speeds things up and can be more cost-effective. Regardless of your situation, we will discuss all of the possible avenues and determine what will work best for you.
For Answers To Your Questions, Call Today
For all family-related legal matters, you need a lawyer you can trust. Start this new chapter of your life on a positive note. Don’t wait any longer to gather the information you need. Call our office in Columbia at 410-709-3171 to schedule a free consultation today. You can also fill out our contact form online. We work with clients throughout Howard County.