Experienced Representation in Divorce and All Related Matters
The end of a marriage is a difficult time for both you and your spouse. At McNamee Hosea, our Maryland divorce attorney can help guide you through this stressful part of your life and will work to put you in the best possible position to move forward. Ironing out the details of marital dissolution can quickly become a complex matter. Our Maryland divorce attorney will work tirelessly on your behalf to make your transition as smooth and as stress-free as possible. We skillfully handle divorce and all of its related issues, including:
- Alimony and other spousal support
- Child custody matters and visitation matters
- Child support and dependency exemption issues
- Complex property division
- Enforcement and modification of court orders
- Prenuptial and separation agreements
You can rely on our experienced family law lawyer to stand up for your interests. We will work closely with you to understand your goals and desires and to zealously represent your interests.
Obtaining an Absolute Divorce
In order to obtain an absolute divorce in Maryland, you must prove grounds for this specific type of divorce. There are both "no fault" and "fault" grounds. New law, effective October 1, 2011, provides for the "no fault" grounds of one-year separation. It is no longer a requirement in Maryland that the separation be by a mutual and voluntary agreement to enable the filing of an absolute divorce complaint after the expiration of a 12-month separation. There are also a number of "fault" grounds, including adultery, desertion, cruelty of treatment and excessively vicious conduct. If you are considering an absolute divorce, we can explain your options in more detail after meeting with you.
In an ideal world, you and your spouse should be able to negotiate an agreement that will outline all of the terms of your marital dissolution to include a fair child custody agreement, support arrangements and an equitable division of all property. However, this is not always possible. You can rely on our family law attorney at McNamee Hosea to vigorously represent your interests through any possible litigation. Whether by settlement or litigation, we will provide you with compassionate and understanding legal assistance throughout this emotionally trying time.
Contact a Maryland Divorce Lawyer
We will help shoulder the stress of your divorce. Contact our family law attorney online or call 301-441-2420 to schedule a meeting. We will represent your interests to help you satisfy your goals.
- Lindsey K. Erdmann
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