Nyasha A. West's answer Unlike an Absolute Divorce on the ground of Voluntary Separation, when parties seek to divorce on the ground of Mutual Consent, there is no requirement that they live separate and apart prior to seeking to dissolve the marriage.
In Maryland, a divorce may be granted on the ground of Mutual Consent so long as the following conditions are met:
1. The parties have a signed settlement agreement that resolves property issues, alimony and issues related to dependent or minor children...
Mark Oakley's answer Baltimore County Circuit Court has a self-help office for persons filing their own divorce. Go tho this website and follow the instructions: https://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/Agencies/circuit/family/prose.html
Jac E. Knust's answer Life insurance generally comes in two different forms. Number one: term inurance has no cash value -often times an employer provides thisas a benefit to employees. You can name anybody you want as a beneficiary and it does not have to be your wife generally speaking.
Another type of insurance is whole life insurance which typically has a cash value. If this was purchased during the marriage then the cash value of the insurance is marital property which is subject to a marital award. You...
Pawnee A. Davis' answer I am not able to give you an answer without more information. There are questions and follow up questions that need to be asked about your situation for me to give you an answer. You may call to schedule a consultation or any divorce lawyer in Maryland of your choosing.
Mark Oakley's answer The circuit court has preprinted family law forms for divorce cases, and many counties and the City of Baltimore have family law clinics for do-it-yourself litigants. You would still have to pay the filing fees and arrange service of process on your spouse. There is a motion you can file to ask the court to waive the filing fees based on your financial condition. Service of process can be arranged privately by getting a friend (anyone 18 years or older) to hand the summons and copy of the...
Dawn Renee Gould's answer If the ground for divorce occurred in Maryland, you need only be currently living in Maryland at the time you file for divorce. Where the grounds for divorce occurred outside Maryland, you or your spouse must have lived in Maryland for at least six months before filing your divorce complaint.
Elizabeth Pugliese's answer What you must split is the cost that is actually paid by the parents. In other words, the remainder due is split between you both 67/33. While she should be applauded for her initiative in getting the reduced cost, there is still a remainder to be paid. That is both parents' responsibility.
Elizabeth Pugliese's answer You need to attach what is called Child Support Guidelines that show the amount that Maryland thinks you should be paying. If you are paying less than that, you must provide a good reason (other than this is what we agreed) why you are paying less. If you are paying more than the guidelines amount, no need for an explanation.
Joseph D. Allen's answer The statute of limitations for sexual or other battery (assuming she was 18 or older at the time) is 3 years. There is no criminal statute of limitations for sexual assault. It may be relatively difficult to get a prosecutor to take the case given the passage of time- but depending on the facts, it might be possible. She might be able to get restitution if he is convicted. As for the continuing verbal abuse, it depends on how severe it is- she might have a civil claim. Or she could be...
Elizabeth Pugliese's answer Unfortunately no. Once a divorce is final, you cannot go back and ask for alimony or any property division. Only custody and child support are modifiable.
If everyone has been following the agreement for four years and receiving the benefits of it, the court is not going to throw it out -- short of proving fraud at the time of creation. Not being in the right emotional state is not fraud.
Jac E. Knust's answer Yes, If you are able to show that the removal of money that could be deemed marital and placing it into a trust for the purpose of avoiding consideration as marital property. The process or act of removing marital assets and placing them in a trust or with a third-party for the purpose of avoiding consideration of them as marital property is called dissipation of assets.It is necessary to show intent on behalf of the spouse and that the intent is to deprive you of your marital interest in the...
Jac E. Knust's answer Started to answer this question without more information, but it may be as simple as just requesting a hearing date from the clerk of the court and presenting testimony to support the basis of the allegations in the complaint that you filed. You should call the clerk of the court and find out the status of the case and ask them what is necessary for you to advance your case to hearing to present testimony for divorce
Nyasha A. West's answer It sounds like you are asking about an Uncontested Divorce with Children. Having a spouse on board with a divorce and a working idea of what you want to include in the child custody and child support agreement are great starts, but, divorce is a complicated matter and should be discussed with an experienced Family Law attorney.
Elizabeth Pugliese's answer If you are already divorced, you cannot get an annulment. An annulment is a legal statement that the marriage should not have occurred in the first place based on very specific reasons. If you were granted a divorce, that means there was a legal finding that there was a marriage.
Pawnee A. Davis' answer When I evaluate what you said, the question hints at potential bias because the presiding judge and the opposing counsel (also a judge) are friends or know each other. If there is bias present in the judge’s decision making there could be a conflict of interest in which the judge ‘s decisions are prejudiced. You may decide to file a motion for recusal if there is evidence of the bias.
Mark Oakley's answer Not necessarily. However, any judge assigned to your case has an obligation to recuse themselves if they believe that a conflict, potential conflict, or appearance of conflict is present. In many jurisdictions there are so many judges that a particular judge may feel there is no bias issue if they do not know the parties and are not particularly close to the married judge in question. Finally, connections between lawyers are very common, as the community is small enough that you will have many...
Mark Oakley's answer The only way to find out is if you meet with a lawyer and go over your and your spouse’s incomes, assets, retirement/pensions, and liabilities. If there is marital property, then you have an interest in it equal to your spouse. All property and money accumulated during the marriage is, generally, marital property, regardless of how it is titled or in whose name it is held.
Dawn Renee Gould's answer It may affect your payments but it depends upon what your Court Order states. Additionally, your ex would have to file to modify the payments and then the Court would hold a hearing to determine the accurate amount based upon the calculations.
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