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Divorce Attorney in Elkton, MD
Looking for a divorce attorney in Elkton, MD?
Divorce is a complicated subject in law. At the Law Office of Stuart E. Williams we specialize in a divorce law so we can help you will all facets of this wide-reaching category of law in Harford County, MD and Cecil County, MD.
A family law attorney can help you with any of these areas of divorce law:
Determining Grounds for Divorce
What to Expect During a Divorce
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Another benefit of working with Law Office of Stuart E. Williams in Elkton, MD as your divorce attorney in Harford County, MD and Cecil County, MD is you always know what to expect. All of the “what ifs” you may have about your case are addressed through proper planning. We walk through everything with you so you know and understand every step of the divorce process.
What about immediate divorce?
Effective October 2018, a couple in Maryland may now file for an immediate divorce whether they have minor or dependent children or not provided certain conditions have occurred. If you want an immediate divorce, the Law Office of Stuart E. Williams in Elkton, MD may be able to help.
If this is your first divorce, here are a few facts to help you understand what to expect during a divorce in Harford County, MD and Cecil County, MD:
Grounds for divorce are determined, whether it’s someone’s fault or mutual decision (no-fault divorce).
A Complaint for Divorce is filed by one spouse and served to another.
The plaintiff has 30 days to respond to the complaint whether confirming or denying it.
Whatever ground was selected for divorce will have to be documented and proven by the filing spouse.
A separation agreement is drafted to establish how property division of mutual assets and responsibilities will be handled.
If spouses can’t reach the agreement through mediation, the divorce will move to a divorce hearing.
Of course, this is an over-simplified version, but it gives you an idea of how many gears have to turn in order for the divorce to happen. What if your spouse doesn’t want the divorce and ignores your complaint? What happens to your mutual insurance policies and retirement funds? There are many questions on your mind, but none an experienced Maryland divorce lawyer can’t answer.
What if it’s a mutual decision?
Even if you and your spouse mutually decided that the marriage is over, divorce might not be as straightforward as you think. Maryland doesn’t recognize “irreconcilable differences” as a no-fault ground for divorce, you will have to go through a 12-month separation if you want to file on no-fault grounds. This can be a big inconvenience and a financial burden for both spouses despite your desire to split up peacefully. If this is the case, get in touch with us to see if we can suggest any other options.
Why Choose The Law Office of Stuart E. Williams as Your Elkton, MD Divorce Attorney?
The last thing you want is a divorce attorney in Elkton, MD who is overly aggressive, judgmental, unresponsive or disrespectful toward you or your spouse. At the Law Office of Stuart E. Williams our divorce attorneys are always understanding and ready to answer your questions and are looking forward to helping through some of these most trying and difficult times.