Guiding You Through the Maryland Divorce Process
Divorce is one of the most stressful events that anyone can go through. At the Law Offices of Corrie A. Boulay in Columbia and Annapolis, Maryland, our divorce attorney offers knowledgeable legal counsel to our clients that is based on 25 years of combined experience. The circumstances of every client are different. It takes a tailored approach to your situation to attain your goals and fully protect your interests.
Two Types of Divorce
There are two types of divorce in Maryland: limited and absolute divorce. An absolute divorce is a final divorce that ends your marriage. A limited divorce is more like a legal separation with court orders for issues like alimony, property division, child custody and visitation.
Except in cases of grounds such as adultery and domestic violence, Maryland requires a one-year separation period before filing for divorce. For this reason, many people find it necessary to obtain a limited divorce to protect their interests during the one-year waiting period.
It isn’t necessary to obtain a limited divorce if you and your spouse can successfully negotiate a separation agreement outside of court. As a divorce attorney, it is our goal to help our clients navigate through the often confusing and difficult process of the court system, with the hope of reaching an amicable resolution.
Free Attorney Consultation
We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your family law issue. To talk with a family lawyer at our firm by phone or at our offices, call 410-964-9622 for our Columbia office or 410-268-2488 for our Annapolis, Maryland office, or fill out our contact form.
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