In Maryland, there are two types of divorce: absolute divorce and limited divorce.An absolute divorce is a permanent termination of the marriage.Necessary forms include the Complaint for Limited Divorce and the Civil-Domestic Case Information Report.If spousal and child support issues are involved, you will also need the financial statement and a child support worksheet form.
Additionally, while every state is now a no-fault divorce state, marital misconduct can still be considered in some situations.
Dating during divorce can have legal consequences both for the divorcing spouse and their new partner.
Dating while separated can hold up and complicate the divorce proceedings, can effect custody and visitation decisions, and rarely but possibly, depending on the state, may be grounds for a lawsuit.
If the grounds for the divorce occurred in another state, Maryland requires a residency period of at least one year before filing.
Download the limited divorce forms from the Maryland Judiciary website or a third-party online form provider.