Glen Burnie Divorce Attorney
Professional and Compassionate Representation During Difficult Times
The divorce process in Maryland is more complex than in many other states. There are numerous criteria the couple must meet before a full or absolute divorce can be granted. Because of this complexity, it is advisable to work with a lawyer rather than attempting to file the divorce on your own.
At Ward & Co., Chtd., our experienced Glen Burnie divorce attorneys can guide you through the divorce process as well as related issues such as custody and name changes.
Contact us today to learn more about the services we offer.
What are the Types of Divorce in Maryland?
Maryland has two types of divorce: absolute divorce and limited divorce. In the case of an absolute divorce, a marriage is fully dissolved and each party is permitted to remarry. In order to successfully obtain such a divorce, the parties must go through either a separation for the duration of a year or demonstrate one of the following: desertion, adultery, excessively vicious conduct, cruelty, insanity, or criminal conviction.
The court supervises limited divorces. In a limited divorce, the couple is still married but is living apart. You may receive temporary orders for child custody and spousal support during a limited divorce. Limited divorces are granted for reasons such as cruelty, excessively vicious conduct, desertion or if both parties are living separately.
Our attorneys can also pursue an agreement that is in your best interests regarding:
In addition, we represent same-sex couples who are separating and need assistance with division of property and child custody matters. We also have experience with military families and employees of the federal government. We understand the importance of accurately dividing retirement benefits.
Contact Our Divorce Lawyers Today - Serving Throughout Anne Arundel County
Call our attorneys today at (410) 775-5955 to learn more about your options when it comes to divorce in Maryland.