While any divorce can be complicated, a Maryland Jewish divorce is especially difficult. In Maryland, a Jewish divorce requires an ecclesiastical divorce through the Rabbinical system to be valid. A divorce through the faith is not recognized by Maryland law; however, so the parties must also obtain a civil divorce through the Maryland Circuit Court…

Bigamy occurs when one spouse is still legally married at the time they enter into a subsequent marriage with another individual. Whether done intentionally or accidentally, bigamy cases can result in serious consequences for your marriage and may even result in a felony conviction and significant jail time. If your Maryland spouse committed bigamy, it…

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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