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What Are the Fault Grounds for Divorce?

Fault Grounds for Divorce

When two married people choose to go on their separate ways, the easiest and the best course of action is to get a divorce. Reaching into that decision is not easy, but there certainly is a good reason for it. You will have to consult with your lawyer in Maryland if it’s a ground for divorce.

Under the divorce laws in Maryland, there are only two ways to get an absolute divorce—fault grounds and no-fault grounds. Included in the fault grounds are:

  • Cruelty and abuse that you or your child suffered from your spouse
  • Adultery or the sexual relations between your spouse and another person
  • Abandonment happens when your spouse leaves you without your consent and has been missing for a period of at least 12 months
  • Permanent and incurable insanity can be used as grounds if you can prove that your spouse’s mental illness is permanent and incurable
  • Prison confinement is a ground for divorce when your spouse is sentenced to jail to 3 years or more and has already served at least 12 months of their sentence.

You may discuss other legal matters with your attorney if your case doesn’t fit in any of the categories mentioned above.

Our law firm in Silver Spring, Maryland can help you choose the right grounds in order to build a strong case for your divorce. Call Law Offices of Fogam & Associates LLC or set an appointment with us so that we can discuss your next steps.

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