Posts Tagged ‘Collaborative Divorce’

New Mutual Consent Divorce in Maryland as of October 2015

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On October 1, 2015, Maryland enacted the “mutual consent” grounds for divorce. The new statute was signed by Governor Hogan on May 12, 2015 and stipulates several criteria for Maryland to grant an absolute divorce decree without the standard one year separation requirement that the parties to live separate and apart from each other. [1] Criteria for “Mutual Consent” Divorce in Maryland In order for the divorce to be granted on grounds of “mutual consent”, the following criteria must be met (as outlined in the statute): The parties do not have any minor children in common. The parties execute and…Read More »

The Benefits of Having a Child Specialist in a Collaborative Divorce

A collaborative divorce occurs when two spouses are able to work out an agreement without going to divorce court. It helps them achieve their goal of becoming divorced, while also helping them adapt, cope, and ready themselves for the next chapter in life. The collaborative divorce team pays careful attention to the psychological and emotional well-being of all parties involved. While this may be the best route to take when considering a divorce, it can still be a very difficult and confusing time in life, especially for any children involved. This process is new to them, and they probably don’t…Read More »