Divorce Attorney in Rockville, MD
When going through a separation or divorce, one hopes to be able to resolve the issues amicably. However, even if your divorce is not contested, you absolutely need an attorney on your side to make sure that no detail goes overlooked. Depend on the uncontested divorce lawyers at Pawnee A. Davis Law Firm LLC in Rockville, MD, to ensure that your divorce proceedings go as smoothly as possible without sacrificing any of your rights. Call us and set up an appointment today when you need help:
- Filing the Appropriate Paperwork
- Communicating with Your Spouse’s Attorney
- Deciding on Visitation Schedules
- Dealing with Finances
Helping You Navigate the More Difficult Divorces
While we certainly want divorces to be as friendly as possible, they often end up being contested due to the emotional nature of the situation. When a marriage dissolves, people don’t always behave logically. That is where our contested divorce attorneys come in, helping you to find the easiest way to settle any issues and put this chapter of your life behind you. Our primary concern is to avoid having to take your issues to court, by negotiating on your behalf and trying to reach an agreement that leaves both parties satisfied. If this tactic does not work out, however, we are ready and willing to defend your rights in front of a judge. Call us today to learn more about our approach to divorce law.
Dependable Uncontested Divorce Lawyers
Contact us to begin the process of filing for divorce, whether it is contested or uncontested. We are proud to serve Rockville, MD, and the surrounding area.
Divorce in Maryland
In Maryland getting an absolute divorce and is distinguishable from a limited divorce. When a judge grants an absolute divorce it means that the parties are no longer legally married.
For an uncontested absolute divorce that avoids trial, the parties must have a legally enforceable separation agreement prepared. They generally must have been separated for 12 months.
The New Law: In Maryland if you do not have children you may be able to get an expedited divorce without waiting 12 months (To read the law in all its legalese glory, see Maryland Family Law Article section 7-103(8), as amended: here).
When the parties do not agree on the issues to be resolved in a divorce a contested absolute divorce is appropriate and a trial will be held.
In Maryland, generally, you may terminate the marriage based on a 12-month separation if there is no expectation of reconciliation.
Or you may terminate the marriage based on fault: adultery, cruel treatment, insanity, desertion, certain criminal convictions. The decision about whether to obtain a fault divorce should be carefully evaluated with an attorney.
Limited Divorce in Maryland
A limited divorce can be granted by a court when the parties no longer want to live as husband and wife, but are still legally married. For this type of court order, the parties must be living separate and apart.
This type of judgment will establish an order for child custody, child support, alimony, retirement, health insurance, ownership of personal property and use and possession of the marital home, but will not decide the division of property.
The married couple may not remarry until they obtain an absolute divorce. 12 months after separating, the parties may obtain an absolute divorce.
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