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With 123DivorceMe you complete ALL the required Maryland specific forms and Marital Settlement Agreement online yourself without the cost of a lawyer. In less than 1 hour you can have your completed divorce forms ready for signing, addressing property/debt division, custody, support, name changes, and more. Instantly print your completed paperwork from your own computer, sign, and file for divorce today.
Residency Requirements: 12 Months
Where to File: County in which the Plaintiff or Defendant resides
No-Fault Grounds: Living Separate and Apart
Filing Spouse: Plaintiff
Non-Filing Spouse: Defendant
Court Title: In the Circuit Court for ( ), Maryland
Waiting Period to Re-Marry: None
You or your spouse must meet the Maryland residency requirements for the Circuit Court to have jurisdiction of your case. The requirements before filing your Complaint for Absolute Divorce (the document that initiates your divorce) are as follows:
There is a 1 year residency requirement if the grounds for the divorce occurred outside the state of Maryland, otherwise if either spouse is a resident of the state of Maryland, he or she may file in the county in which either spouse resides.
In order to use this service, you and your spouse must agree (or eventually agree) on getting the divorce. Your spouse's participation is minimal, being he or she will only have to sign a few documents and return them to you for filing with the court.
The most common "uncontested" grounds for divorce in Maryland are:
1. There is no reasonable expectation of reconciliation;
2. Voluntary separation, if the parties voluntarily have lived separate and apart without cohabitation for 12 months without interruption before the filing of the application for divorce; and there is no reasonable expectation of reconciliation.
All of your documents will be current according to Maryland statutes and will address over 100 issues. A few of these issues are; assets, property, current debts, future debts, insurances, retirement and pension accounts, spousal support/alimony, real estate, small businesses, tax filings, name changes, and professional fees. If you have children, our service will also address physical and legal custody arrangements, visitation schedules, child support, and health and medical coverage.
If you desire, you can visit the Maryland State Website for more information about Maryland divorce laws.
Our service will utilize the most effective procedures in which to get an uncontested divorce. By applying these simplified rules permitted by your local court, your divorce will be simple and affordable. These court rules are as follows:
Marital settlement agreements are specifically authorized by statute and may be used for full corroboration of a plaintiff's testimony that a separation was voluntary if: (1) the agreement states that the spouses voluntarily agreed to separate and (2) the agreement was signed under oath before the application for divorce was filed.
Civil - Domestic Case Information Report
Complaint for Absolute Divorce
Certificate of Service (for Complaint)
Affidavit of Service (for Complaint)
Marital Settlement Agreement
Schedule for Visitation/Parenting Time of Minor Children
Joint Statement of Parties Concerning Marital and Non-Marital Property
Child Support Worksheet (Sole Custody)
Child Support Worksheet (Shared Custody)
Child Support Schedule
Declaration Under the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act
Financial Statement (Plaintiff)
Financial Statement (Defendant)
Answer to Complaint
Request for Hearing
Judgment of Absolute Divorce
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