Bethesda, MD asked in Divorce for Maryland

Q: Hello. How do I know if my divorce is filed?

How do I know if my divorce is filed?

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Jac E. Knust
Jac E. Knust
  • Columbia, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: Except for the larger population jurisdictions, e.g. Montgomery County, PG County, and Baltimore City all filing is now required to be done electronically by lawyers. Clerks review papers for correctness per MD Rules before accepting them for filing, but almost all cases files by lawyers using the old paper system (see above jurisdictions) are done correctly and readily accepted by the Clerk within a few days of filing. Case loads vary by jurisdiction, staffing, weather, etc. Judges rarely look at any newly filed case for the purposes of reviewing it for whether it complies with the Rules for filing a new case. Try checking website at MD Judiciary Case Search (you may have done that already). It is usually pretty current in reflecting what has been filed. BTW, a lawyer can only ethically represent one of the two divorcing parties. Case numbers are assigned to cases by the Clerk as soon as they are filed so that can be readily tracked. Sounds like you need to ask "your?" lawyer more questions.

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