Although not commonly considered, a party responding to a Complaint for Absolute Divorce or a Complaint for Limited Divorce, has the right to defend against the allegations that are alleged as the grounds for divorce. Typically, property, child custody, child support, and alimony are contested issues during a divorce, but a party may defend against…

For many people, divorce can be an uncomfortable, confusing, and time-consuming process. Frequently the parties in a divorce can feel angry, guilty, sad, and emotionally drained. These feelings are very common during a divorce, but they can lead to avoidable and problematic mistakes. There are many potential divorce mistakes to avoid in Maryland. Below is a…

Under Maryland law, adultery occurs when a married person voluntarily engages in sexual intercourse with a person that is not his or her spouse. To qualify as a divorce ground, your spouse’s affair must have become physical—culminating in sexual intercourse. Mental or emotional affairs are not enough to meet the requirements. Being overly familiar with…

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