Maryland Online Divorce
How to File Your Own Divorce in Maryland
Outlined below is some background information you should know about filing for a divorce in Maryland. Once you become acquainted with this information, you can take our quiz to see if you qualify for the Maryland online divorce.

Using our online divorce is a quick and easy way to get all the completed documents you need in order to file for your own, uncontested divorce, while avoiding having to pay exorbitant attorney fees.

Residency Requirements

Every state has a set of residency requirements that must be met by the filing spouse in order for the court to have jurisdiction over the divorce proceedings. If you don't meet the residency requirements of the state you're trying to file in, the case may get dismissed by the court. The residency requirements in Maryland are as follows:

  • There is a 1 year requirement if the grounds for the divorce occurred outside the state of Maryland
  • Otherwise, if either spouse is a resident of the state of Maryland, he or she may file in the county in which either spouse resides
  • If you are filing for divorce under the grounds of insanity, the residency requirement is increased to 2 years

  • (Maryland Code - Family Law Chapter - Section: 7-103)

Grounds for Divorce

There are also grounds each state will allow you to file under when filing for a divorce. The ground for divorce is the reason that you and your spouse are filing for a divorce. The following are the grounds for divorce in Maryland:

  • Adultery
  • Desertion for one year
  • Voluntarily living separate and apart without cohabitation for 12 months
  • Conviction of a felony or misdemeanor
  • 2-year separation, when the parties have lived separate and apart without cohabitation for 2 years
  • Insanity
  • Cruelty of treatment

  • (Maryland Code - Family Law Chapter - Section: 7-103)

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