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Can We Live Together and Get Divorced in Maryland?

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When faced withe the question: Can we Live Together and Get Divorced in Maryland? The answer is Yes! Maryland does not require a married couple to be separated to get divorced. You and your spouse can move forward with a mutual consent divorce, even if you have minor children. In order to qualify for a mutual consent divorce, you will need to be prepared to show the court the following:

• That a Separation Agreement (commonly referred to as a Marital Settlement Agreement or “MSA”) resolves custody, property, and alimony issues, has been signed by both parties;
• That neither spouse has changed his or her mind between the time the agreement was signed and the date of the Uncontested Divorce Hearing.

There are multiple reasons why you and your spouse may decide to get divorced while still living together. Some families choose to continue to reside in the same house and co-parent, but get legally divorced. For some families, the reason may be financial – you may intend to sell your home in the future or need to save additional funds in order to afford to move out of the marital home.

At Jacobson Family Law, an experienced attorney or mediator will ensure you have the information and resources needed to understand the law and assist you in making an informed decision in the best interest of you and your family. We are dedicated to Keeping the Drama out of your Divorce.

If you and your spouse are asking yourselves, Can we Live Together and Get Divorced in Maryland? We offer in-person and virtual consultations as well as divorce and custody Mediations using Zoom, Skype, Microsoft Teams, Facetime, and telephone sessions to answer any questions you may have. Contact us today by calling 443-741-1147 to schedule a consultation or mediation session or set up an appointment online using our website.