As of 10/15 the state of Maryland allows for married couples to get an absolute divorce with the grounds being mutual consent. Maryland mutual divorce consent laws apply to couples who do not share a minor child or children. These are often referred to as ‘do it yourself’ divorces but it is still wise to have our Towson, Maryland divorce lawyers help with drafting the settlement agreement, filing, etc.
If you would like to discuss your case with our team of Maryland divorce attorneys please click here. With an office in Towson and Baltimore they serve Anne Arundel County, Baltimore, Baltimore County, Carroll County, Harford County and Howard County.
Criteria For Filing A Mutual Consent Divorce In Maryland
Aside from not having any minor children together a couple also has to agree to the following:
- Agree to and sign a divorce settlement as well as property division agreement
- The couple must agree to, and actually, appear in court
- Neither spouse can file an objection to the divorce settlement prior to the divorce hearing
Do You Need A Lawyer For A Mutual Consent Divorce
Legally no. Is it wise to protect your rights? Yes. According to Maryland mutual consent divorce laws all you need to do for a ‘do it yourself divorce’ is to properly fill out and submit the paperwork to the court. Assuming the divorce is at least civil it makes sense to have our Annapolis divorce lawyers review your paperwork to make sure the rights of both parties is protected.
Call Our Baltimore Mutual Consent Divorce Attorneys
No matter how amicable your divorce is allowing our attorneys help with filing is a very wise move. This is regardless of how much money you have, assets, etc. To speak with our Columbia, MD divorce lawyers please click here.
With offices in Towson and Baltimore our Maryland family law attorneys serve the Annapolis, Glen Burnie, Towson, Baltimore, Essex, Dundalk, Severna Park, Columbia, Westminster, Ellicott City and Fort Meade.