Marriage is a civil contract between two people according to the laws of Maryland. A divorce therefore, is the legal ending of that contract according to the court. You may not be aware that there are two types of divorce in “the old line state”. One is absolute divorce which is a permanent termination of the marriage. The other is a limited divorce which constitutes a legal separation and does not end the union.
When filing for an absolute divorce, an individual must set forth the grounds or reasons for filing. Among those things that qualify are - a one year separation, adultery, cruel treatment, and even incarceration. A limited divorce is usually the choice for people who either do not have the grounds for an absolute divorce, may need financial relief, or simply are unable to privately settle their differences.
If you are contemplating divorce, call Baltimore family attorney Briana Arnold. Attorney Arnold will aggressively serve you and defend your side of the issue. She will help you to get on a path toward a solution that you seek in your Maryland divorce case. She is also licensed to handle personal injury and immigration matters. Call her today for an appointment at her Baltimore office at (410) 484-1400.