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If you are interested in learning more about Maryland divorce laws, you will find more information, links and resources below. Of course, the list below is not meant to be all-inclusive, but it does provide you with some good starting points for further research. You might also try to research the Maryland Code on your own, or just consult with a Maryland attorney specializing in divorce law.

Maryland Divorce Resources:

Domestic Violence: This excellent resource includes names and phone numbers for anti-domestic violence assistance programs for every county in Maryland, along with links to statewide services.

Domestic Relations Forms: This helpful site includes links to many different forms related to child support, financial issues, divorce, petitions, and more. The site is operated by the Maryland Judiciary.

National Family Resiliency Center: This organization, based and operating in Maryland, provides information on counseling programs, books and other guides related to family transition planning, parenting seminars, collaborative law, and family counseling/therapy.

Free Advice Divorce Articles:
Common Law Marriages
Dividing Up Property in a Divorce: Community Property vs. Equitable Distribution
The Divorce Process: From Separation to Final Judgment
Ending a Marriage or Taking a Break
Effect of Premarital Agreements on Divorce
Effect of Divorce on Taxes
Effect of Divorce on Estate Planning/Wills

Maryland Family Law Statutes:

Maryland Legal Separation: Maryland Code 8-101

Maryland Divorce

Grounds/Fault-No Fault: Maryland Code 7-103
Residency/Where to File: Maryland Code 7-101
Divorce Mediation: Maryland Code 7-103.2
Annulment: Maryland Code 2-201, 2-202

Maryland Divorce & Finances

Property Division/Debts: Maryland Code 8-205
Spousal Support: Maryland Code 11-101, 11-106

Maryland Child Custody and Child Support

Child Custody: Maryland Code 5-203. 9-101, 9-103
Child Support: Maryland Code 12-202, 12-204

Maryland Divorce/Child Support/Child Custody Lawyers:
Find an experienced Maryland Divorce Attorney at
Find an experienced Maryland Child Support/Custody Lawyer at
How a Family Lawyer Can Help

Maryland Online Divorce Services: – An online documentation service that helps users file for divorce.– Offers an affordable way to file for uncontested divorces online.

Maryland Divorce Laws: Click below to find the Maryland Divorce laws you’re looking for:
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Maryland Child Custody & Maryland Child Support

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