Divorce Attorneys in Severna Park and Annapolis

Types of divorce and separation

Divorces in Maryland can be contested, a process that requires adversarial proof, or they can be uncontested. Uncontested divorces are usually based on the parties being separated for one full year.

Under Severna Park and Annapolis divorce laws there are two types of divorce: "absolute divorce" and "limited divorce". An "absolute divorce" completely terminates the marriage, permits remarriage, determines all final support obligations, and resolves all property rights between spouses. A limited divorce does not terminate the marriage, does not permit remarriage, and does not determine all final support and property rights. A limited divorce legalizes the separation of the spouses rather than dissolving the marriage.

Pursuant to divorce laws in Severna Park and Annapolis, absolute divorce may be granted on grounds including the following:

  • Adultery
  • Desertion
  • Voluntary separation
  • Criminal conviction of a felony or misdemeanor
  • Two-year separation
  • Insanity

Before you file for divorce, to ensure that all the requirements for the type of divorce you are seeking under divorce law in Severna Park or Annapolis are met, speak to a Severna Park or Annapolis divorce attorney.

Legal separation or limited divorce

The Severna Park and Annapolis divorce process provides a form of legal separation called a "limited divorce". It also requires that you have grounds. The grounds for a limited divorce are different than the grounds required for an absolute divorce, and they include the following:

  • Voluntary separation: Without reasonable expectation of reconciliation. (No minimum duration)
  • Desertion. (No minimum duration)
  • Cruelty
  • Excessively vicious conduct

A divorce lawyer in Severna Park and Annapolis can explain how, in certain cases, a legal separation may have advantages over a divorce. For instance, separation can allow a spouse to remain on a health insurance policy or provide tax benefits.

Our lawyers can help

Whether you are seeking a Severna Park or Annapolis uncontested divorce, or need advice on Severna Park or Annapolis divorce law, one of the divorce lawyers in Severna Park or Annapolis at Corbin, Schaffer & Aviles, Chartered can help. Our Severna Park and Annapolis divorce lawyers stand by you every step of the way. We are proud of the fact that our Severna Park and Annapolis divorce attorneys are as accessible and informed as they are relentless and zealous.

Contact Corbin, Schaffer & Aviles, Chartered lawyers today to speak with a Severna Park or Annapolis divorce lawyer who is proud to take a sincere interest in resolving your legal problems.