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DIVORCE

In Maryland, you can get an absolute (final) divorce on any of the following  grounds:

(a) a 6-month physical separation;

(b) irreconcilable differences; or

(c) mutual consent, if there is a signed agreement resolving issues related to alimony, distribution of property, and (if applicable) the care and support of minor children.  

 

Maryland has eliminated all of the "fault" grounds like adultery and cruelty. However, fault circumstances that led to the breakdown of the marriage is one of the many factors that can be considered by the court when  determining how to divide up marital property and if alimony is appropriate post-divorce. 

It is important to note that there is no such thing in Maryland as a Court proceeding for a “legal separation.” You are legally married to your spouse until you are issued a Judgment of Absolute Divorce. To resolve your separation legally, with or without a final divorce, parties can enter into a Separation or Marital Settlement Agreement.

Even if you do resolve your divorce by agreement, Maryland requires a hearing in all divorce cases. 

Our firm can help you negotiate a divorce agreement, or litigate your divorce.  We are skilled in cases involving high-net-worth clients, complex assets, and experts. 

As experienced divorce lawyers, Wasserman Family Law works with clients to determine the best strategy to file for and obtain a divorce.  

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