Elkton's Premier Separation and Divorce Attorney 

Representing Cecil & Harford Counties

Our Top-Rated Divorce Law Attorney in Elkton, Maryland

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Going through a divorce is a very emotional and stressful time in someone’s life. Navigating a divorce case through the court system only intensifies that stress. There may be arguments surrounding child support, child custody, alimony, and the division of marital assets and debts.

 

The Law Office of Chelsea M. Sadler LLC can help you through the process. Chelsea believes that divorce should be the last option in a marriage and will inquire about the steps taken to reconcile.

 

Once it is clear that the parties have exhausted all reconciliation options, we will be able to explain the process to you, prepare and file the appropriate pleadings, and provide you with advice on the next steps to take. We will give your case the attention necessary to achieve your goals. By having someone on your side who genuinely cares about your case, the divorce process can be completed with limited stress and anxiety.

 

There are two types of divorce in Maryland: Absolute Divorce and Limited Divorce.

Absolute Divorce in Cecil and Harford Counties in Maryland

An absolute divorce ends the marital relationship completely. There are seven grounds for an absolute divorce in Maryland:

  • Adultery.

  • Desertion for a period of 12 months.

  • The cruelty of treatment towards one's spouse or the spouse's minor child, if there is no reasonable expectation of reconciliation.

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  • Excessively vicious conduct towards one's spouse or the minor child of the spouse, if there is no reasonable expectation of reconciliation.

  • Insanity, where the insane spouse has been confined to a mental institution for three years prior to the filing of a complaint for divorce.

  • Conviction of a felony or misdemeanor in any court, where the convicted spouse has been sentenced to serve at least 3 years in a penal institution and, at the time of the filing for divorce, has already served 12 months of the sentence.

  • One-year separation and no expectation of reconciliation.

  • Mutual consent—no minor children. You and your spouse must have a mutually signed Marital Separation Agreement.

Grounds for Divorce in Cecil and Harford Counties in Maryland

Limited Divorce in Cecil and Harford Counties in Maryland

Limited divorce grants a spouse the right to live separately from the other spouse, but does not end the legal marital relationship. Accordingly, spouses are not free to remarry upon the entry of a limited divorce.

There are four grounds for a limited divorce in Maryland:

 

  • Cruelty of treatment towards one's spouse or the minor child of the spouse

 

  • Excessively vicious conduct towards one's spouse or the minor child of the spouse

 

  • Desertion

 

  • Voluntary separation of the parties, with no expectation of reconciliation

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