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Maryland Divorce Waiting Periods

Maryland divorce law requires couples to recognize divorce waiting periods. The designated amounts of time help the Maryland divorce court ensure that reconciliation isn't possible between the couple. Most states have divorce waiting periods that may be before or after filing the divorce petition. Some states may also require a remarriage waiting period for one or both of the spouses.

Maryland divorce courts require a year divorce waiting period before the divorce petition can be filed. During this time, the couple is required to live apart to ensure reconciliation between the couple won't happen. The divorce waiting period may vary, depending on the Maryland grounds for divorce under which a spouse is filing. The couple will also need to meet the Maryland residency requirement before the divorce petition will be accepted into divorce court.

Maryland divorce law doesn't require either spouse recognize a waiting period to remarry. Once the divorce decree is final, either spouse can remarry.

If you are considering divorce, talk to a local Maryland divorce lawyer to learn about Maryland divorce law and state requirements. A Maryland divorce lawyer in your area can help you work through the divorce process and give you advice on how to handle your divorce. Find a Maryland divorce lawyer today be calling 877-349-1310 or filling out a Maryland divorce case review.

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The above synopsis of Maryland divorce laws is by no means all-inclusive and has been adapted from applicable state laws. These laws may have changed since our last update and there may be additional laws that apply in your situation. For the latest information on these divorce laws, please contact a local Maryland divorce lawyer in your area.

Maryland divorce laws were last updated April 2009.

Note: Keep in mind that all divorce laws are complex. If you need legal divorce advice or want to fully understand how these laws affect you, please speak with a local divorce attorney.