Many states throughout the country have enacted “no fault” divorce laws, essentially permitting married couples to file for divorce without first citing specific grounds or satisfying other cumbersome requirements. Under Maryland law, however, spouses may only file for a “no fault” divorce after living apart for one full year, in separate homes. This is a requirement. Parties may file for divorce immediately if one can prove certain events including adultery, cruelty of treatment, and excessively vicious conduct.
According to an article published last year, the state of this current law can cause difficulties for couples hoping to dissolve their marriage. If you are experiencing a family law dispute of any kind, it is important to understand the extent of your rights under the circumstances. The best course of action is to contact an experienced Maryland family law attorney who would be up to date with the laws that could affect your case. Continue reading →