Divorce Law - Divorce Attorneys in Towson, MD
Towson’s experienced divorce attorneys handle separation agreements, alimony, spousal support and annulments.
Divorce and related legal matters can be complex. Lebovitz Law LLC works closely with clients to help them get through what may be the most challenging times of their lives.
The divorce attorneys at Lebovitz Law in Towson can guide you through the process and if the parties are able to reach an agreement, we can prepare a marital separation and settlement agreement to spell out all issues which are agreed to resulting in reduced costs, fees and potentially an uncontested divorce hearing.
- Separation agreements
- Spousal support
- Review existing prenuptial agreements
- Help you resolve child custody and visitation disputes
- Fight to keep your parental rights intact
- Negotiate child support and spousal support payments
- Negotiate the division of property and marital assets
When can I file for a Divorce?
In the state of Maryland, you normally must be separated, living separate and apart from one another in separate houses for more than one year prior to filing for an absolute divorce. There are some exceptions to this general rule. You may file for a limited divorce without being separated for more than one year.
Effective October 1, 2015 the Maryland Legislature created a new class for absolute divorce. If the parties have no minor children and have a signed marital separation agreement resolving all marital property issues, then they may file for an absolute divorce without waiting for a one year separation. Technically they can still reside under the same roof. Both parties would have to attend the uncontested divorce hearing.
What is a Limited Divorce?
A limited divorce is a legal separation that allows you to file in the Circuit Court for issues of child custody, child support, spousal support/temporary alimony and use and possession of the marital home. The court will not consider marital property issues during a limited divorce.