What is legal separation?

Although legal separation and divorce are similar in some ways, there are a variety of differences to be aware of. Most importantly, with a legal separation, the two people are still married. With a divorce, however, the marriage is ended permanently. Generally...

Guidelines for separation

Couples in Maryland may want to pursue separation either prior to or instead of a divorce. Depending on the grounds for divorce that are being cited, it may be necessary to spend a period of time separated before proceeding with the divorce. While the state does not...

Maryland separation agreements

In Maryland, the law allows married couples who do not believe they will be able to reconcile to enter into separation agreements. Such agreements can be oral or in writing, and they can later be used as evidence supporting grounds for a requested divorce by either or...


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