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Here at Bours & Lucero, we strive to establish an open and honest relationship with you from start to finish. We know divorce is an especially tense decision filled with emotion. We will support you through this difficult time by providing you adequate representation and resources to heal and start fresh.

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Every case of divorce is unique and filled with its own turmoil. Maybe you’re asking, can I even get a divorce in my situation?

The state of Maryland distinguishes between two types of divorces:

  • Absolute divorce – this form is what most people think when they hear divorce. The court legally separates the couple, divides up properties, and handles child custody. In the end, the court ends the marriage.
  • Limited divorce – the process is very similar to absolute divorce and handles all the same legal issues, only in the end they couple is still legally married. Limited divorce is what most people would think of as “legal separation” in other states.

While your case may have special circumstances, for any divorce in Maryland, at least one partner must have been a resident of the state for at least a year. You’ll both need to have lived apart for at least 12 months before filing for divorce, or you must prove “fault grounds”, such as abuse, insanity, or adultery.

Bours & Lucero: The Legal Team for You & Your Family

If you would like like to learn more information about this or any other divorce topics, call our divorce lawyers at Bours & Lucero, LLC at (301) 340 7600. Alternatively, contact our family law attorneys to arrange a consultation on your separation plans.