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Our family law section is headed by STUART H. GROZBEAN. Mr. Grozbean was named to “Who’s Who” in 1998, 1999, 2000. He is now a life member of “Who’s Who”, a prestigious national recognition of outstanding professionals in the United States. He is also the developer of the child support guidelines program in Maryland. His program is widely used by Judges, Masters and Lawyers in Maryland.
Mr. Grozbean has been quoted in the Washington Post, USA Today and on the various television and news channels.
Maryland Residency Requirements For Divorce
One of the parties must live in the state of Maryland in order to file for Divorce in this state. However, the grounds as a general rule do not have to occur in Maryland. For example, if one of the parties commits adultery in another state or country you may still file in Maryland as long as one of the parties is a Maryland resident. Effective Oct.1,2015, If there are no children and you have a valid separation agreement you may file for divorce without waiting on the basis of no fault. However, you must still be a resident of Maryland. Military personnel that treat Maryland as their home state may file in Maryland even stationed out of the state. If the ground for divorce occurred in Maryland, you only need currently live in Maryland at the time you file for divorce. So if you then move after the filing then Maryland Court can still grant the divorce if the allegations of divorce are proved.
Generally you should file in the county where you live. There are exceptions and you may which to consult with a lawyer about your specific situation. The information contained in this article is general in nature and does not constitute legal advice.
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