Maryland Divorce 

If you are facing the prospect of divorce your mind is likely filled with questions. The Law Office of Shelly M. Ingram is committed to offering answers to your divorce questions, and to helping you explore your divorce options, including Collaborative Divorce, mediation, and traditional litigation (going to court). Every family is different and has different needs, so what works for another family may not be what is best for you and your situation. We strive to help you unwind your marriage in a respectful, dignified and cost-effective way.  Our focus is always on doing what is necessary to help you achieve your goals for the future after your divorce.

Divorce Options for Maryland Couples

There are two types of divorce in Maryland: limited divorce and absolute divorce. Limited divorce is not permanent; it effectively legalizes a separation and can provide for court-ordered support while grounds for absolute divorce are established. The grounds for absolute divorce differ somewhat from those for limited divorce. The grounds on which your divorce is based can make a difference in the available outcomes, including alimony, property distribution, and monetary award, as well as affect the length of the divorce process itself. It's important to discuss the potential impact of a choice of grounds for divorce with a qualified attorney. 

Many firms offer litigation as the only option for divorce clients.  The Law Office of Shelly M. Ingram is proud to offer litigation services, as well as a out-of-court, alternative dispute resolution services such as Collaborative Divorce, mediation, and negotiation. Every family matter is unique and our goal is to help you develop a strategy that will meet your family's needs. Voluntary alternative dispute resolution approaches offer an opportunity to achieve divorce settlement on your own terms, with minimal court intervention, in less time, and often at a reduced cost.  However, there are times when the best, or only, way to protect your interests is litigation. When that is the case, we advocate fiercely on your behalf all the way through trial.

Experienced Howard County Divorce Attorney

Attorney Shelly Ingram has over ten years of experience representing Maryland divorce clients. Recognizing that divorce is an emotional and financial matter as well as a legal one, Shelly begins by listening to you and working with you to identify your needs and goals for the divorce process, as well as for your life following divorce. She will explore various divorce options with you and evaluate the benefits and risks of each as they relate to your particular situation.  Together you will develop a strategy for the divorce process, and the Law Office of Shelly M. Ingram offers support and advocacy every step of the way.

Our office serves clients throughout Maryland, including Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Frederick, Howard, Montgomery and Prince George's Counties. Major cities we serve include Columbia, Baltimore, Bethesda and Silver Spring.

If you or your spouse is thinking about divorce, you need answers to your questions. We invite you to review our Divorce FAQs to learn more about the Maryland divorce process and your options. Contact the Law Office of Shelly M. Ingram at (301) 658-7354 or info@shellyingramlaw.com to schedule a consultation. We look forward to helping you create the future you want for yourself and your family.

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