Qualified Divorce and Domestic Case Attorney

 
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:

  • Adultery
  • 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.);
  • Insanity;
  • 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.
 
 
 
Divorce/Domestic counsel in Bel Air, MD
 
If an absolute divorce cannot yet be granted under Maryland Family Law, a limited divorce may legalize the separation on the following grounds for a limited or an indefinite period of time, subject to certain requirements:

  • Cruelty of treatment toward the filing spouse or a minor child of the filing spouse;
  • Excessively vicious conduct toward the filing spouse or a minor child of the filing spouse;
  • Desertion (actual or constructive); or
  • Voluntary separation, if the parties are living separate and apart and not cohabitating, and no reasonable expectation of reconciliation exists.
 

Call H. Edward Andrews III for an initial consultation.