Divorce Attorney

Guiding you through the Maryland Divorce Process

Divorce is often one the most difficult life events anyone can go through. At the Law Offices of Corrie A. Boulay in Columbia and Annapolis, Maryland our divorce attorney team offers expert guidance and legal representation to make a stressful process more manageable. We take a tailored approach to your individual situation to attain your goals and fully protect your interests. With over 25 years combined experience, our knowledgeable attorneys will fight to secure your rights.

Types of Divorce

Maryland law provides for two types of divorce proceedings: limited and absolute divorce. An absolute divorce is a final ending to a marriage; resolving all applicable issues of child custody, visitation, child support, alimony, and division of marital property. A limited divorce allows the court to step in and handle issues of child custody, visitation, child support, alimony, and/or use and possession of a family home when parties are not eligible to proceed with an absolute divorce.

With limited exceptions, Maryland law requires that parties live separate and apart for twelve continuous months before they are eligible to file for an absolute divorce. A twelve-month separation period can be avoided in at-fault divorce proceedings if one spouse has committed adultery, or if serious domestic violence has occurred during the marriage. A recent change to Maryland law waives the twelve-month separation period for parties with no minor children in cases where a written agreement has been reached resolving all issues of monetary award(s), alimony, and division of marital property.

It is not necessary to obtain a limited divorce prior to filing for an absolute divorce. Limited divorce proceedings are designed to provide relief for parties that cannot reach agreements before they are eligible to file for an absolute divorce.

As a divorce attorney, it is our goal to help our clients navigate through the difficult and often confusing process of obtaining a divorce decree, with the hope of reaching an amicable resolution whenever possible.

Free Attorney Consultation

We offer free initial consultations to discuss your family law issues. To talk with a family lawyer at our firm by phone or at our offices, call 410-964-9622 for our Columbia, Maryland office or 410-268-2488 for our Annapolis, Maryland office, or fill out our contact form.

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What Our Clients Are Saying About Us

Sarah Hemmer
Sarah Hemmer
19:27 22 May 18
I worked with Alicia and she was always quick, attentive and clear in her communication. I have also consulted with her on going and she continues to provide the same service for additional family matters.
Nii Oryee
Nii Oryee
21:01 01 May 18
My experience with the Law Offices of Corrie Boulay was excellent. I am a non-US citizen faced with an extremely complex case in Maryland Courts. Ms. Corrie Boulay and Ms. Alicia Smollon and their team delivered fantastic service for me with excellent outcomes on two different occasions.They were very compassionate, responsive to my case and their fees were very reasonable. First-class Law Firm, excellent, skilled and compassionate lawyering.I was very lucky to have them representing me.Dr. J.ACanada
Deborah Marshall
Deborah Marshall
13:42 29 Dec 17
Alicia was a delight to work with and helped us through every step of the adoption process. Would highly recommend!
Pat Mitchell
Pat Mitchell
19:01 27 Dec 17
If it wasn’t bad enough to have to hire a divorce lawyer, the Law Offices of Corrie A. Boulay, LLC, came to my rescue. I was, and still am, very impressed with my attorney, Alicia Smollon. Her skills and knowledge regarding the handling of my divorce was extraordinaire. She’s attentive, professional and has a way of making you feel more at ease when discussing sensitive issues. She has been responsive to my emails, as well as all my concerns.
Caryn K
Caryn K
21:13 26 Dec 17
Alicia Smollon did a great job helping us with adoption finalization. She was sensitive to our need to complete the process within a certain timeline, and everything went smoothly.
Erica Dellinger
Erica Dellinger
21:28 18 Dec 17
love themThey are very family friendly and will do everything to ensure you are treated fairly and respectfully.
Christine Wilson
Christine Wilson
16:36 06 Sep 17
This is the second time I have used this Law Firm and both experiences were great! Very knowledgeable about Family Law and very professional during negotiations. This is the kind of firm you want to represent you!
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