Prior to 2015, Maryland couples who mutually agreed to file for divorce were required to wait one year before filing—even if the parties agreed on all major aspects of the divorce, such as property division and alimony. The archaic requirement of living apart for 365 days prior to filing caused the Maryland divorce process to…

Custody disputes between parents can be extremely difficult especially in cases of contentious divorces or separations. To help the court make a custody determination, a Maryland Child Custody Evaluation may be ordered by a Maryland Circuit Court Judge or Magistrate. One or both parents may voluntarily request the assistance of a Maryland Child Custody Evaluator….

Adultery is often an emotionally complex factor in many Maryland divorces. Unlike civilian divorces, a Maryland military divorce based on adultery grounds can have a devastating impact on the accused’s military career, their ability to financially provide for their family, and even result in criminal charges. Therefore, it is important to understand how obtaining a…

In Maryland, each county, and Baltimore city, has a Child Support Enforcement Office that can assist parents in collecting child support from the other parent for a nominal fee. With such a cost-effective resource readily available to payee parents, you might wonder why anyone would take the time and spend the money to hire a…

If you’re choosing to end your marriage, you may be able to obtain an annulment in Maryland instead of a divorce. A divorce is the official ending of a marriage; however, in some instances the marriage was invalid at the time it occurred and, therefore, a divorce can’t be obtained. In cases where the court…

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