Sparks Divorce Lawyers
Along with the dismantling of a marriage, waiting to file for a divorce in Maryland used to be one of the hardest parts of the process. A couple may want the agony to end, so that they can move toward the next stages of their lives, but divorce proceedings in the state involved a one-year separation period, as well as the retrieval of testimonies from close friends and relatives regarding the confirmation of the couple’s separation.
Mutual Consent Law
The Maryland legislature changed the stipulation that a one-year separation must occur before filing for a divorce, if property settlements, alimony arrangements, and other domestic concerns are established, and the couple does not have minor children. Under the Mutual Consent law, a couple seeking a divorce may file when the major pieces of negotiation are set, and they are ready to proceed.
The law does not require testimonial evidence from loved ones that the one-year separation has passed. Before the law was implemented, family and friends needed to provide testimonies regarding the couple’s status as separated and that they were sleeping in different residences. Now, only the spouse filing for divorce must present the case in the courtroom.
Divorce Means Change
Even though the Mutual Consent law allows for a smoother, quicker transition from marriage to divorce, it does not mean that any divorce is free from challenges or sadness. Any significant life change requires careful planning and a divorce lawyer will negotiate your settlement and ensure that your family is protected and content with the outcome. Making difficult decisions now means that you and your former spouse will not have to revisit your divorce terms at a later date unless another alteration is necessary.
Our legal professionals at Huesman, Jones & Miles, LLC will provide guidance on family law matters in the following practice areas:
- Child Custody
- Child Relocation
- Child Support, including modifications
- Child Visitation and Access
- Domestic Violence
- Equitable Distribution
- Fathers’ Rights
- Grandparents’ Rights
- High Asset Divorce
- LGBT Family Law Matters
- Parenting Plans
- Post-Divorce Modifications
- Marital Settlement Agreements
- Property Division
- Same-Sex Marriage and Divorce
Significant life changes like divorce require careful consideration and planning to secure a hopeful future for your family.
Sparks Divorce Lawyers at Huesman, Jones & Miles, LLC Guide Families Through Divorce, Custody, Alimony, and Family Law Issues
If you are embarking upon a divorce, our legal team at Huesman, Jones & Miles, LLC will help you make tough decisions that will benefit your family. Contact us online or call us today at 443-589-0150 for legal guidance when you are seeking a divorce or dealing with another family issue. With offices in Hunt Valley and Towson, Maryland, we proudly serve residents of Baltimore County, including Monkton, Towson, Cockeysville, Timonium, Lutherville, Upper Falls, Phoenix, Riderwood, Sparks, Glencoe, Brooklandville, Butler, Stevenson, Glyndon, Reisterstown, Owings Mills, Parkville, Boring, Glen Arm, Baldwin, Upperco, and Hydes.