New to Maryland? Residency Requirement For Divorce in Maryland Will Be Cut In Half

For as long as we can remember, Maryland divorce law has required a one year residence period by a party prior to divorce. This requirement could wreak havoc. For instance, couples who moved frequently or who moved long distances as a result of job requirements or who moved as a result of domestic abuse found themselves having to wait until they had lived in Maryland for a full year before pursuing a divorce.  Commencing October 1, 2015, the residency requirement in Maryland will be cut in half. So long as a party to a divorce has been residing in Maryland for six (6) months, that party will be entitled to seek relief in Maryland Courts.

The attorneys at McCabe Russell, PA, have offices in Howard County and Montgomery County, Maryland, and have helped hundreds of clients through the divorce process. Please contact the firm to make an appointment for a consultation.

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