In Maryland, there are two ways to obtain a no-fault divorce. After one year of a separation, a no-fault divorce can be achieved. Spouses can also pursue a no-fault divorce without any period of separation, if all issues between them have been resolved with a written agreement. When fault can be proven such as adultery or cruelty, a divorce can also occur.
If an absolute divorce is not available, consider obtaining a limited divorce. This can be a valuable option for couples looking to legalize their separation without grounds to obtain an absolute divorce.
At The McKeon Law Firm, we have an extensive background helping a spouse obtain a limited divorce, also known as a legal separation. We will work directly with you to understand the best avenue to pursue based on your individual circumstances. Contact our Gaithersburg or Bethesda law offices today to schedule a consultation with a highly skilled Maryland legal separation lawyer.
Experienced Team of Bethesda Limited Divorce Lawyers
Just as every family is unique, the circumstances behind the end of a marriage can vary greatly. For some couples, the decision to get divorced is made by both parties. For some couples, the decision to get divorced is well received by both parties. Others may view divorce as an unwelcome step. For couples who no longer want to live together but are not ready to formally divorce, they can pursue a limited divorce.
Also known as a legal separation, a limited divorce is handled through the family court system to resolve a wide range of issues such as:
A limited divorce can be valuable in tough economic times for individuals who need to stay on their spouse’s health insurance plan. This also can be beneficial for couples looking to get into court faster for immediate relief on child custody and support matters before obtaining an absolute divorce. With a limited divorce, you would not be able to remarry or have your real property marital assets divided by the Court until an absolute divorce is obtained. We can help you do this with a separation agreement. During an initial consultation, we will address your property division concerns, while helping you determine if a limited divorce or an absolute divorce is the right option to pursue.
Contact Our Firm’s Maryland Family Law Attorneys
At The McKeon Law Firm, we replace fear with knowledgeable legal counsel. Contact our law firm online or call 301-417-9222 or 202-742-1800 to schedule an appointment with a highly skilled Maryland divorce attorney.
We have two convenient office locations, one in Gaithersburg and one in Bethesda.