Divorce is the only way to dissolve the contract of marriage, and must be granted by a state court with jurisdiction. Each state handles divorce law a little bit differently. That is why it’s important to understand Maryland divorce law. For example, Maryland is an equitable distribution state where Judges have greater latitude in deciding property issues based on a number of factors.
Absolute and Limited Divorce
There are two types of divorce proceedings under Maryland divorce law: absolute and limited. An absolute divorce is permanent. It permits both parties to remarry and finalizes all property claims. On the other hand, a limited divorce is not final. While a limited divorce does not dissolve the marriage, it does permit both spouses to live separate and apart from one another. A limited divorce also allows the court to decide custody and support issues, as well as [Read more…]