Clarksville Divorce Lawyer
At Weinberg & Schwartz, L.L.C., our Clarksville divorce lawyers represent individuals in Howard County divorce matters, helping achieve the dissolution of their marriage while addressing key components such as child custody, visitation and access, child support, alimony and the division of property. We help spouses resolve their differences and reach an agreement through informal negotiations or mediation, and our lawyers are specially trained and experienced in collaborative divorce as well. When the parties can’t agree on contested matters, our experienced litigation team represents our clients in the courtroom with bold confidence and skill derived from decades representing the people of Clarksville in family law litigation. Weinberg & Schwartz, L.L.C., stands ready to provide practical advice and effective representation to resolve your Clarksville divorce efficiently and successfully, with your rights protected and your interests positively reflected in the outcome of the divorce. Call our office to discuss how we can help with:
- Uncontested Divorce/Divorce by Mutual Consent
- Limited Divorce
- Absolute Divorce
- No-Fault Divorce
- Divorce on Fault-Based Grounds
Fault-Based Grounds for Divorce in Clarksville
Even though Maryland law allows for no-fault divorce, the state still retains several fault-based grounds for an absolute divorce, and it can still be advantageous to pursue a divorce based on fault in certain situations. For instance, unless you can obtain a divorce by mutual consent, you and your spouse must live apart for 12 months before filing for a no-fault divorce. Some fault grounds don’t require this waiting period, allowing you to file for divorce as soon as the grounds arise. Also, proving fault on the part of the other spouse can weigh in your favor when the court decides issues such as child custody, alimony or the equitable distribution of marital property.
Fault grounds for an absolute divorce in Maryland include the following:
- Deliberate and final desertion that has continued uninterrupted for 12 months with no reasonable expectation of reconciliation
- Conviction of a felony or misdemeanor where the spouse has been sentenced to serve at least three years or an indeterminate sentence of incarceration and has already served 12 months of the sentence
- The person has been confined in a hospital or mental institution for insanity for at least three years if the court hears from two doctors competent in psychiatry that the condition is incurable with no hope for recovery, and at least one of the spouses has been a Maryland resident for at least two years
- Cruelty of treatment toward the spouse or the spouse’s minor child, with no reasonable expectation of reconciliation
- Excessively vicious conduct toward the spouse or the spouse’s minor child, with no reasonable expectation of reconciliation
To get a divorce based on fault, you must be prepared to prove the underlying facts in court and be ready for arguments or defenses that might be put up by the other side, challenging your case. The Clarksville divorce lawyers at Weinberg & Schwartz, L.L.C., are experienced courtroom litigators who invest a great deal of time and attention into building a strong case. Our lawyers will be ready to take your case into court and argue assertively and effectively in your favor.
Assertive and Effective Representation in Clarksville Divorce Matters
For help with divorce in Clarksville, whether contested or uncontested, limited, absolute, or divorce by mutual consent, get the advice and representation you need by calling the Clarksville divorce lawyers of Weinberg & Schwartz, L.L.C., at 410-997-0203.