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What is Absolute Divorce in Maryland? Common Questions

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Divorce can be emotionally draining and complicated, especially when understanding the different types of divorce available. One of the most common types of divorce in Maryland is absolute divorce. In this guide, we will answer some of the most frequently asked questions about absolute divorce in Maryland, including its differences from other types of divorce, like uncontested and mutual consent divorce. If you are considering divorce in Maryland, contact Petrelli Previtera for expert legal guidance and support.

What is Absolute Divorce in Maryland?

Absolute divorce in Maryland is the legal termination of a marriage, which dissolves all legal ties between the parties involved. It allows both parties to remarry, divide property, and make decisions about child custody, support, and visitation. To file for an absolute divorce, one of the parties must have resided in Maryland for at least one year before filing.

What is the Difference Between Absolute Divorce and Uncontested Divorce?

Absolute and uncontested divorce are similar in that they both involve a legal termination of a marriage. However, the main difference is that uncontested divorce is a type of divorce in which both parties agree on all the terms and conditions of the divorce. Absolute divorce does not require both parties to agree on all aspects of the divorce. Instead, a court will decide on issues like property division, child custody, support, and visitation if the parties cannot agree.

What is the Difference Between Absolute Divorce and Mutual Consent Divorce?

Mutual consent divorce is another type of divorce available in Maryland. Unlike absolute divorce, mutual consent divorce requires both parties to agree on all aspects of the divorce, including property division, alimony, child custody, and support. In mutual consent divorce, the parties waive their rights to an appeal and the right to ask for a trial.

What is Limited Divorce in Maryland?

Limited divorce is another type of divorce in Maryland that is also known as a legal separation. It allows the parties to live separately, but the marriage is not legally terminated. Limited divorce is often used when the parties do not meet the requirements for an absolute divorce or need to address specific issues, like child custody or support, before filing for an absolute divorce.

Why Choose Petrelli Previtera?

At Petrelli Previtera, we understand that divorce can be a stressful and overwhelming process. That’s why we offer customized solutions and top-of-the-line customer service to ensure that our clients receive the best possible outcome. Our experienced, award-winning divorce attorneys focus on collaboration and strategic planning, rather than disruptive litigation strategies, to earn the best results for our clients. We stay on top of the latest laws, rules, and best practices in Maryland divorce law to provide our clients with the most up-to-date information and guidance. Contact us today at 866-465-5395 to schedule a Zoom consultation with one of our top divorce attorneys in Bethesda, MD.

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