Maryland Divorce Laws
When couples in the Baltimore County and Carroll County, Maryland areas get married they tend to focus on the positive aspects of marriage. Rarely do they consider that the marriage could not work out and that divorce will be the end result. Almost no one chooses to be involved in complex and hurtful divorce or family law battles that span years, and yet it is far from uncommon to hear of a divorce that required two, three or more years to complete. Our Westminster Maryland divorce lawyers work hard to keep the process moving forward, while vigorously seeking to protect your rights and achieve your goals. Our Maryland divorce and family law attorneys have a very in depth knowledge on Maryland divorce laws. Their practice focuses on successfully resolving your family law matters as quickly, painlessly and as cost effectively as possible.
Contact our Westminster Maryland divorce lawyers today for a free consultation. Proudly serving Baltimore County, Carroll County, Howard County and Harford County, Maryland.
A Complete Family Law Practice
Along with practicing as an Westminster, Maryland divorce lawyer, our founding attorney, Kirk Seaman, works to negotiate or litigate on your behalf in matters of family law including those related to:
- Division of Debt and Property
- Family Law
- Child Custody
- Child Visitation
- Father’s Rights
- Grandparent’s Rights
- Stepparent’s Rights
- Third Party Visitation
- Spousal Support/Alimony
- Business Valuation
- Family Law Mediation
Whether you need a Westminster Maryland divorce lawyer to fight vigorously for you and your family in court or you are willing to explore more collaborative processes such as negotiation and even mediation, our office is ready to put our attention to finding the right solutions in your case.
Maryland Divorce Laws
Grounds for divorce: According to Maryland divorce law a couple can file for divorce based on fault, no-fault or at least a 24 month separation period. A fault based divorce may be used in an effort to gain the upper hand in family law proceedings such as child custody, child support or division of marital asset cases.
Residency requirements: Maryland, like other states, has minimum residency requirements that must be met before you can file for divorce. According to Maryland law one spouse must be a Maryland resident for 12 months or 1 year prior to filing.
Property division laws: All states in the country are either equitable distribution states on community property states in terms of dividing marital assets and property. Maryland is an equitable distribution state meaning that each spouse owns the income they generated throughout the course of the marriage. That spouse also has the right to manage any property that’s in his or her name alone. At the time of divorce the spouse whose name is on what property isn’t the only deciding factor. Rather, Maryland divorce laws dictate the courts will divide and distribute marital assets and real property in a manner considered fair. It is important to note that will be fair but not exactly equal.
Eldersburg MD Divorce Lawyers With a Unique Skill Set
Our Westminster Maryland divorce attorneys bring to the table more than 30 years of experience. In addition to that, we also offer something you might not expect. Eldersburg Divorce Lawyer Kirk Seaman began his extensive career many years ago where he worked every day to provide creative solutions to complex issues, while utilizing litigation, negotiation and collaboration skills. The Westminster Maryland divorce lawyers have the ability to unlock difficult problems with creative solutions, while working and negotiating effectively in your Maryland family law matter.
By staying driven toward results and exploring every opportunity to reach your goals, our Westminster divorce lawyers can work to help resolve your case. Contact us today to schedule your free initial consultation at one of our convenient locations in Baltimore County, MD, Howard County, MD, Baltimore City, Carroll County, MD & Harford County, MD.