Queen Anne’s County Divorce Attorney
Work with an Experienced Divorce Law Firm on Kent Island
Divorce is one of the most stressful experiences you can go through. It involves major decisions about almost every aspect of your marriage, from child custody arrangements to what will happen to the family home, your pets, your finances, and more. Few people realize how complicated the divorce process can be until confronted with its many questions, challenges, and anxieties.
Because of the emotional toll divorce can take, it is imperative to have legal counsel from a Queen Anne’s County divorce attorney who knows the statutes, case law, procedures, and local courts. At Matthew Penick Law, we have helped hundreds of people navigate this complex family law matter with outstanding knowledge, service, and commitment to their specific needs and goals.
Divorce Laws in Maryland
Maryland law refers to divorce as “absolute divorce.” This is opposed to a “limited divorce,” which is the equivalent of a legal separation. Like other states, Maryland has adopted a no-fault option. In a no-fault divorce, neither party has to prove any wrongdoing. The requirement for a no-fault divorce is generally a 12-month period of living separate and apart, after which the divorce action may be filed.
Maryland also offers fault grounds for divorce, which include adultery, desertion, cruelty and vicious conduct, a criminal conviction, and insanity. When filing under fault grounds, you will have to prove your allegations to the court. A fault-based divorce action could impact alimony, custody, and other facets of your divorce order.
Addressing All Aspects of Your Divorce in Queen Anne's County
In any divorce, you and your spouse must resolve all the issues pertinent to your situation before your divorce can be finalized.
- Child custody and visitation
- Child support
- The division and distribution of marital property
Our divorce lawyer in Queen Anne’s County can help you address each of these matters and resolve them favorably. Though we strive to resolve divorce disputes through mediation, negotiation, and other means of alternative dispute resolution, we are never afraid to take a case to court when necessary.
Learn more about how we can help with your divorce. Call Matthew Penick Law at (410) 618-0863 now!
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