What Is Divorce By Mutual Consent?

A fairly new way to file for divorce in Maryland is a process called "divorce by mutual consent."

This process is available to individuals:

  • Who have no minor children together
  • Who have a written agreement about spousal support and division of property

The benefit: Under divorce by mutual consent, a couple does not have live separately for one year before they can divorce. With this process, a couple can be legally divorced in a few months.

It has the added benefit of saving each individual money that may be spent on living apart while trying to reach agreements on alimony.

While no one enters into a marriage with the intention of separating, sometimes the only solution to relational problems is for individuals to part ways. At the Baltimore, Maryland, law firm of Chad Edward Cos, LLC, we can help you with all aspects of divorce, legal separation and related child custody and support issues.

Experienced, Personal Guidance In Divorce

We understand that the prospect of moving forward may seem daunting at this particular time. That is why our attorney personally guides our clients through the entire process from start to finish.

Together, we will navigate the important issues of your separation such as:

  • Child custody and support agreements and orders: We seek to protect your parental rights to maintain meaningful relationships with your children.
  • Alimony: We provide honest advice on whether your situation may merit negotiating alimony, sometimes called spousal support.
  • Equitable distribution of marital assets and debts: We protect your individual interests when dividing marital property, including physical property, retirement benefits, financial accounts, home mortgages, shared credit card debts, other marital debt and other jointly held property.

We know that the issues decided today will have lasting impact on your future. Our lawyer seeks amicable resolutions wherever possible. However, we are fully prepared to protect our clients' rights in litigation should things proceed to court.

Find Out Your Legal Options As You Divorce

Whether you have been together for a few years or 50 years, we will review every aspect of your case in detail, providing sound, honest advice so that you can make informed choices about moving forward.

For more information about our services in divorce and marital separation, contact our office in Baltimore at 410-449-4781 or 800-880-8864 toll free. Your first consultation is free.