07 Nov Maryland Added Children
If you’re anywhere from about 35 years old and 45 or 50 then you are seeing your friends happily raise their children, but others will be unhappy and headed for divorce.
If you have had divorce on your mind then you might be focusing on anything having to do with divorce more often or lately you’ve heard any of the buzz about “mutual consent” then you probably have been consulting with an attorney. Their name is Google. 🙂
If you or a friend who lives in Maryland is thinking about divorce, talking about divorce, watching shows about divorce, or says “I want to get divorced” they now have fewer restrictions than before.
Generally, the only “no fault” ground on which you could get divorced was based on one-year of separation. But in October 2015 another no-fault ground was added by the state legislature: the mutual consent law was born. It required that you have a separation agreement with your spouse that resolves all issues of the divorce. However, there was a restriction: you could only get this divorce called “mutual consent” if you did not have children with your spouse. Then on October of this year (2018) Maryland signed an amended version of our divorce laws in Maryland. As of October 1, 2018, people may use the mutual consent law even if they have children.
If you or someone you know is ready to start the divorce process in Maryland or DC give me a call or send me an email. I’ll take care of it!
Pawnee A. Davis, Esq.