In Maryland you must be separated for at least 12 months, unless there is adultery, domestic violence OR you have reached a written agreement with your spouse prior to filing for divorce. There are no exceptions to this, not even active duty military.
Adultery is a crime which is almost never prosecuted. The maximum penalty is a $10 fine. In divorce, it can be the grounds for receiving a judgment of absolute divorce, but the proof required is often difficult to establish under the rules of evidence. It may also be considered as one of 10 factors...Read more »
Ex has not paid me full amount on financial settlement. I have heard there is a 3 year statute of limitations and then I was told it’s a 12 year statute of limitations since it is a judgment of divorce
Yes. However, the big question for you to answer is ” Is this the best thing for our son?” consider hiring a mediator to resolve all issues and avoid court delays, contentious feelings, an potentially high lawyer fees.
For ordinary civil judgments, like credit card debts, contracts, and the like, the judgment simply accrues 10% simple annual interest. Not paying it has no other penalty. For certain types of debt obligations, such as in Family law cases, including court ordered child or spousal support, in...Read more »
There is some reason that you believe he is a Maryland resident. You could use his work address his last name and home address etc. but you should indicate some address on your pleadings because you need to convince the court that he is a Maryland resident. You may not be absolutely certain of the...Read more »
Passing a bad check is known in the criminal code as “uttering” and may be charged as a crime; however, not all such acts are deemed criminal. From the civil standpoint, you can file a motion to enforce the court order or judgment awarding the support payments, as well as for a finding of civil...Read more »
Too little information and two totally unrelated issues (child’s age and property). You need to consult with a lawyer before doing anything and learn first what your rights are as well as the definition of “marital property” which is not determined based on whose name is on the title or the...Read more »
No. There is only a time frame for filing for divorce where both parties are not in agreement to get divorced: one year continuous uninterrupted separation. If both parties are in agreement, however, then so long as they both sign a written agreement resolving all marital rights and interests,...Read more »
I've been separated for over a year now. Around june, i started filing for divorce but then my ex and i began communicating so we decided to remove the case to see if something could be worked out. But it didn't and now i really want to file for divorce and get out of the relationship as soon as i... Read more »
Unless you resumed living together under the same roof, then the separation period starts and runs from the date you initially separated and remained separated through the present. Doesn't matter that you began talking about getting back together, unless you resumed marital relations and living...Read more »
The home most likely would be considered part marital and part separate property. From March of 2015 - Octover 2015 it would be separate property. From the date of marriage it could be argued it is marital property.
I have been in a very bad marriage from 5 years, it is not necessarily physically violent but it does get very violent and I have many times decided to quit but he always stops me. I am at last pregnant now and I do want to have the baby because I have a good job and supportive family however I no... Read more »
Leave this abusive relationship and go have your baby. File for custody and request child support. Call House of Ruth for advice and possibly representation or referral to pro bono or reduced fee legal representation.
I dont know what to do. The order says I get the dog but he wont give him back and when asked in court he said he give my dog away to his cousin to foster and wouldn't say who. I asked around and none of his cousin say they have him and this rest of the family won't tell me. Everyone is acting... Read more »
You file contempt with the court and ask that he be jailed for not turning over the dog. He can get out of jail by giving you the dog. It's a court order. Even if he gave the dog away, he is still required to get the dog back and give it to you.
His new marriage does not terminate your marriage to him. I am not licensed to practice in South Carolina but I would be willing to bet that bigamy is a crime in South Carolina as it is in Maryland. Your husband has potentially violated the criminal laws of the state of South Carolina and...Read more »
The specific provision containing the release would have to be reviewed, but generally, these releases are all-encompassing as of the date of the agreement containing the release, unless otherwise limited. Releases will not be construed to cover claims arising after the date of the release, but...Read more »
The divorce settlement between my ex and I states she has one (summer) vacation week that she has to give 30 days notice to me for. A few weeks ago, she emailed the vacation week she will be taking; however, a week later, emailed again that she will no longer take the vacation the week she... Read more »
Unfortunately, you won't get a court hearing within 2 weeks so you can't get an immediate resolution through the courts. You can however advise her that she is to STILL take your child the week that she said she was going to take your child and advise her that even though she may not be "going" on...Read more »
If you are planning to remain married to him, the only way to find out is to go online to Maryland Judiciary public case search and see if there was in fact a lawsuit. If you are planning on divorcing him, that information can be obtained though the discovery process.
If you want to get a divorce and modify your child support, then you must file for divorce and you must file a modification with the court. As there is not an actual question here, I am not sure what advice you are seeking regarding those issues. You may want to schedule a consult with an attorney.
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