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There are many different grounds to file for a divorce in Montgomery, Maryland. If you are facing a limited divorce in Montgomery, Maryland, you need an experienced Montgomery, Maryland lawyer who can guide you through the complex process of a divorce.

Our firm assists clients with filing for a limited divorce in Montgomery, Maryland. Our Montgomery, Maryland lawyers will advise you of your options when contemplating a divorce, filing a divorce or defending against a divorce action.

The following is the Montgomery, Maryland Code for Limited Divorce.

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Md. FAMILY LAW Code Ann. § 7-102 (2012)

§ 7-102. Limited divorce

(a) Grounds for limited divorce. — The court may decree a limited divorce on the following grounds:

(1) cruelty of treatment of the complaining party or of a minor child of the complaining party;

(2) excessively vicious conduct to the complaining party or to a minor child of the complaining party;

(3) desertion; or

(4) voluntary separation, if:

(i) the parties are living separate and apart without cohabitation; and

(ii) there is no reasonable expectation of reconciliation.

(b) Attempts at reconciliation. — As a condition precedent to granting a decree of limited divorce, the court may:

(1) require the parties to participate in good faith in the efforts to achieve reconciliation that the court prescribes; and

(2) assess the costs of any efforts to achieve reconciliation that the court prescribes.

(c) Time during which decree is effective. — The court may decree a divorce under this section for a limited time or for an indefinite time.

(d) Revocation of decree. — The court that granted a decree of limited divorce may revoke the decree at any time on the joint application of the parties.

(e) Decree of limited divorce on prayer for absolute divorce. –– If an absolute divorce is prayed and the evidence is sufficient to entitle the parties to a limited divorce, but not to an absolute divorce, the court may decree a limited divorce.

Montgomery, Maryland Statute Topic Description
Md. Code § 7-102 (a) Grounds for limited divorce (1) cruelty of treatment of the complaining party or complaining party’s minor child;(2) excessively vicious conduct to the complaining party or to complaining party’s minor child,

(3) desertion; or

(4) Voluntary separation, if the parties are living separate and apart without cohabitation and there is no reasonable expectation of reconciliation.

Md. Code § 7-102 (b) Attempts at reconciliation The court may require as condition precedent the following:(1) Require the parties to participate in good faith in the efforts to achieve reconciliation that the court prescribes; and

(2) Assess the costs of any reconciliation efforts the court prescribes.

Md. Code § 7-102 (c) Time during which decree is effective It may be for a limited time or for an indefinite time.
Md. Code § 7-102 (d) Revocation of decree on the joint application of the parties the court that granted limited divorce decree may revoke it at any time.
Md. Code § 7-102 (e) Decree of limited divorce on prayer for absolute divorce If an absolute divorce is prayed and the evidence is sufficient to entitle the parties to a limited divorce, but not to an absolute divorce, the court may decree a limited divorce

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Article written by A SrisA Sris
Sris Law Group
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