What are the grounds for divorce in Maryland?

In Maryland, there are several available grounds for divorce. Each of these grounds has specific factual requirements that must be met, and the grounds that you choose may impact other aspects of your case. It is important to speak with an attorney before filing suit so that you have a clear understanding of how the available grounds for divorce may affect your individual claims. The most common grounds for divorce in Maryland are: 1. Adultery 2. 12-Month Separation 3. Desertion 4. Cruelty of Treatment (towards a spouse or minor child) 5. Excessively Vicious Conduct (toward a spouse or minor child)

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Shelly has devoted her legal career to family matters both in and out of the courtroom. As a child of divorce and a person who has been divorced herself, Shelly understands the uncertainty and frustrations of custody and divorce... Read More