A Maryland Divorce can be stressful and time consuming and that is why it is so important to be properly represented by a family law attorney. At least one spouse must be a Maryland resident for at least one year prior to the filing of the divorce.
Generally, Maryland law requires the divorcing couple to live apart for at least 12 months before filing for divorce. Otherwise, the plaintiff must show that there are “fault grounds” for the divorce. This means that the plaintiff must prove his or her spouse did something that caused the breakup of the marriage.
Domestic Violence (Peace and Protective orders)
The State of Maryland takes Domestic Violence seriously and there are many statutes that provide victims with immediate relief to obtain it.