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Bowie, MD 20716
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Family law issues surrounding uncontested divorce, limited divorces, annulments and separation agreements. Generally, there is no such thing as getting a "legal separation". A separation begins when one party leaves the relationship. In some instances of expected divorce, it is mandatory that a spouse leave the house before the time period can begin to run before the court will allow a divorce action to be filed. If both spouses agree to a divorce, the time period is one (1) year. If one spouse does not agree, the time period is two (2) years. If one spouse returns to the house and spends just one night, the time period starts all over again.
Uncontested divorces which run smoothly, can be completed in approximately 3- 4 months. Contested divorces can take years. Thus, it is strongly suggested that parties enter into a separation agreement in order to settle any and all outstanding issues surrounding child support, houses, cars, bills, insurance, retirement, visitation, etc. This will greatly reduce time and future legal fees for both parties.
With respect to annulments, generally, such an action can only be granted if the marriage is based on some sort of untruth, deception or incapacity to marry. Otherwise, an annulment will not be granted and a divorce action must take place. Contact us at (301) 390-9060 for assistance with divorce and separation in Maryland and the District of Columbia.
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