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Annulment of Void or Invalid Marriages in Maryland

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Maryland family law provides a legal basis for most married couples to seek a divorce — in both no-fault and at-fault situations. On the other hand, annulment is only available to people who entered into a void or invalid marriage. Stated otherwise, Maryland family law restricts annulment to marriages that were unlawful, performed incorrectly,… Read More »

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What is the Difference Between Limited & Absolute Divorce in Maryland?

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When a couple decides to end their marriage and pursue a divorce in Maryland, there are several different legal routes available. Maryland family law provides for both limited (temporary) and absolute (permanent) divorces. Furthermore, either spouse can request an at-fault absolute divorce, or both spouses can agree to a no-fault absolute divorce. Limited Divorce… Read More »

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4 Kinds of Property Considered During Maryland Divorces

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When spouses decide to end their marriage and pursue divorce, they must go through the process of property division as well. From a general standpoint, property division refers to how the spouses split up anything they acquired during their marriage. In many cases, the spouses can reach a mutual understanding and split up their… Read More »

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What Happens to Marital Property after a Maryland Divorce?

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When a married couple decides to pursue a divorce in Maryland, there are many required steps in the legal process. One of those steps involves property division, where the couple must decide how to separate their common property. Referred to legally as marital property, the couple or the state courts generally complete the division… Read More »

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Who Gets to Keep the Family Home & Family Property After a Maryland Divorce?

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It is policy in the State of Maryland to enable children to remain in familiar environments and communities, even if the parents go through a divorce. Consequently, the property division process during a divorce takes into consideration the best interests of any children involved. This is particularly true when it comes to awarding possession… Read More »

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Comparing Limited & Absolute Divorces under Maryland Family Law

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Divorce is not something that most married couples expect to go through. But the simple truth is that many married couples will end up going through this process, in Maryland and in many other places. Accordingly, Maryland law provides specific guidelines for the process of filing for divorce and the reasons for which the… Read More »

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What are the Rules for Marital Separation Agreements in Maryland?

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When a married couple pursues a permanent divorce in Maryland, it does not have to be a contentious or drawn-out process. If the parties to a divorce are able to compromise and reach mutual understanding, they can pursue a marital separation agreement. Under Maryland Code of Family Law Section 7-103, the state courts may… Read More »

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Surveying Maryland Laws for Alimony Support Payments

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When a married couple decides to pursue an annulment or divorce in Maryland, they are deciding to end their marriage. Even after a marriage ends, however, circumstances often require one spouse to pay support to the other spouse by making alimony payments. These support payments help address imbalances between the spouses. When Is it… Read More »

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Examining the 8 Grounds for Absolute Divorce in Maryland

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An absolute divorce in Maryland is permanent, final, and irreversible. Unlike limited divorces, absolute divorces cannot roll back. Correspondingly, there are only certain grounds — or legal reasons — for which a person may pursue an absolute divorce in Maryland. Unless a spouse can demonstrate one of the eight grounds below, the Maryland courts… Read More »

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Award of Family Property After a Maryland Divorce

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When a couple decides to end their marriage and pursue a divorce, both parties must consider the issue of property division. If the parties to a divorce cannot agree amongst themselves, then a Maryland state court will award possession and use of family property, including the family home and family use personal property. Family… Read More »

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