Maryland Divorce Law
When You Can File For Divorce in Maryland
The information on this page is for general information only
and is not meant to replace legal advice.
Family Law varies from state to state and the information on this page is in regard to Maryland Family Law only.
Maryland Family Law is sometimes changed, and therefore any information
on this web site could be changed without Notice at any time.
Individual laws cannot be fully comprehended without understanding how they interact with each other and
within the elaborate Maryland Family Law Court system, and trying to interpret individual laws
without understanding how they each interact with each other and within this system could
lessen the chances of achieving an outcome in your case that you would consider favorable.
It is in your best interest to consult an experienced Family Law attorney to get
specific legal advice regarding your individual case or situation
before acting, making any agreements, or filing anything regarding a Divorce or Custody case.
If the Grounds for Divorce occurred outside the State of Maryland, a party may not apply for a
Divorce unless one of the parties has resided in the State of Maryland for at least one year before the
application is filed.