If you are contemplating divorce
, the Law Offices of H. Edward Andrews III
can provide guidance with the process. Although a divorce
may be an emotional experience, he will guide you through the process with dignity, direction and confidence.
In order to file for divorce in the State of Maryland, certain requirements must be met. If these requirements are not
met, the case could be dismissed. We can assist in determining appropriate grounds and jurisdiction for your action.
In the State of Maryland, absolute divorce may be granted on the following grounds, subject to certain requirements:
- Desertion (more than 1 year);
- Voluntary separation (more than 1 year);
- Conviction of a felony or misdemeanor in any state or in any court of the United States (if before filing for divorce the
defendant has been sentenced to serve at least 3 years or an indeterminate sentence in a penal institution, and has
served 12 months of such sentence);
- One (1) year separation when the parties lived separate and apart for one (1) years without interruption (Statutory
separation will only require one year of separation.);
- Cruelty of treatment toward the filing spouse or a minor child of the filing spouse; or
- Excessively vicious conduct toward the filing spouse or a minor child of the filing spouse.