Uncontested Divorce in Maryland
Sometimes, marriages just don’t work out—and neither spouse is at fault. In cases like this, there’s a chance that your divorce process can be dissolved faster and more cost-effectively under Maryland’s uncontested divorce law if you qualify for the state’s streamlined program and meet the residency requirement.
Ultimately, a client’s goal when filing for an uncontested divorce is to move on with their life as quickly and easily as possible. To get there, hiring a skilled team of divorce attorneys who understand the intricacies of the process and paperwork of uncontested divorce law is paramount. At Z Family Law, we’ll advise you on the benefits and risks of pursuing an uncontested divorce—from legal requirements to finances to practical concerns—as well as what to expect at uncontested divorce hearing cases. Our goal? To arm you with the knowledge and support you’ll need to navigate divorce proceedings and start the next phase of your life without looking back.
The History of Uncontested Divorce
Until recently, Maryland spouses seeking a regular divorce were required to wait a year after they separated or prove grounds for divorce. In 2015, however, Maryland signed a new law that makes it possible for spouses to obtain an uncontested divorce in Maryland without a long wait or demonstrating that one spouse is at fault.