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At McGann, McGann Hughes and Hughes, we understand that a divorce is one of the most stressful and financially complex family law matters that you may experience. Any Rockville divorce lawyer at our firm can help you navigate all aspects of the divorce process, from the initial separation to the judgment of absolute divorce, and all of the negotiation and court-mandated steps in between. We have years of experience and are prepared to fight for you and your family's best interests. Contact McGann, McGann Hughes and Hughes today.

Divorce is not easy. Call (301) 658-2494 or contact us online for a consultation with a Rockville divorce attorney. Se habla Español.

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    If you are looking for a divorce lawyer in Rockville, MD reach out to McGann Hughes & Hughes. We know the Maryland divorce law thoroughly and are able to assist in cases involving:

    We can also assist you in negotiating a fair agreement through mediation (also known as alternative dispute resolution). We take the time to educate our clients regarding all aspects relevant to their situation, so our clients can make an informed and educated decision about their children, their finances, and their future.

    Persuasive Negotiators & Aggressive Litigators

    We understand that for many clients, reaching a fair settlement agreement is the ultimate goal. If a client is unable or unwilling to reach a settlement, the issues involving grounds for divorce, marital property, spousal support, child custody, and child support will be tried before the court. Our Rockville divorce attorneys are highly experienced litigators and can assist you every step of the way, from filing the complaint, to understanding the discovery process, and, ultimately, preparing for trial.

    Maryland Grounds for Divorce

    Maryland is unique in that you can file for either a limited divorce or an absolute divorce. A limited divorce is essentially a formal separation that is overseen by the court. It’s important to note that a limited divorce does not actually terminate your marriage. The grounds for a limited divorce are as follows:

    • Cruel treatment toward you or your child
    • Desertion
    • Separation (Living apart, but not cohabitating)
    • Vicious conduct toward your child

    An absolute divorce is a traditional divorce that permanently dissolves your marriage. The grounds for an absolute divorce are:

    • Adultery
    • Conviction of a felony or misdemeanor (with conditions)
    • Cruel treatment toward you or your child
    • Desertion (with conditions)
    • Insanity (with conditions)
    • Living separately for 12 months (while not engaging in intercourse)
    • Mutual consent (with conditions)
    • Vicious conduct toward your child

    The team at McGann Hughes & Hughes can help guide you through the grounds for divorce in Maryland.

    What to Expect in Divorce

    There are many potential issues to address in divorce, including whether it is possible to reach a negotiated settlement agreement prior to filing.

    Once a party has filed, generally, the following relief is available through the court:

    • Temporary relief:
      • This is a​​lso called "pendente lite relief". This releif includes determining visitation, child support, spousal support.
    • Permanent relief.
      • Includes child custody, child support, marital property division, spousal support, marital awards, and retirement benefits.

    How is Property Divided After Divorce in MD?

    Dividing marital property after a divorce in Maryland isn't a 50/50 split. Maryland is an equitable distribution state that disperses assets, and even debts, by examining certain factors that resides within the couple's relationship. To award what is deemed fair and equitable, a court may evaluate:

    • The length of the marriage
    • The age, health, income, and overall well-being of each party
    • What each spouse contributed to the marriage

    Can You Divorce While Living Together?

    Under normal circumstances, you cannot get a divorce while living together. One of the few exceptions is when you have minor kids and have signed a separation agreement, then you may agree to Mutual Consent. For the most part, you will need to live separately for at least a year before filing for divorce.

    Contact Us to File for Divorce in Montgomery County - (301) 658-2494

    At McGann Hughes, we understand that divorce affects all aspects of your life. Our Rockville divorce attorneys know how to handle your case diligently, with compassion, and personalized attention to achieve the best results for you and your family. If you are contemplating filing for divorce in Maryland or are already in the process, make sure you have an experienced, knowledgeable, and compassionate divorce lawyer on your side.

    Contact us online or call (301) 658-2494 to schedule a comprehensive initial consultation with a Rockville divorce attorney. Se habla Español.