Getting Divorced and the Grounds for Divorce

How To Get Divorced

A divorce is a legal remedy, the same way that you might obtain a money judgment in a lawsuit.  It is unique in that the legal remedy is only offered to married persons against their spouse.  Often times, one party may not agree to the divorce or might only agree to the divorce on certain conditions.  In those cases, a judge would consider the case and make a decision about all issues, including whether or not the party asking for a divorce is entitled to the divorce.   In cases where the parties come to an agreement about any issues in the divorce and agree to get divorced, one party still must prove their case to the judge and present the agreement for judicial approval.  It is helpful to have an attorney draft a “separation agreement” which would cover all issues in the divorce.

In Maryland, there are seven ways to obtain a divorce. Continue reading