Maryland Passes New Divorce Law that Applies to Those Who are Filing for an Absolute Divorce

A new law recently took effect in the state of Maryland regarding filing for an absolute divorce and many spouses might be happy to hear what modification this new law has made. As of October 1, 2018, both parties who are filing for an absolute divorce on the grounds of mutual consent are no longer required to appear together before the court in order for their divorce to be granted [Source: SB 499]. In the past, the law required that both individuals be present in court at the same time given the same circumstances applied. Read more