What other states refer to as legal separation is known as “limited divorce” under Maryland law. This status sets a legal framework for couples who wish to live apart while remaining legally married. No matter what reason you have to maintain your marital status, Sharma Divorce Law in Silver Spring can help you resolve issues relating to custody, visitation, spousal support and property division in Maryland or Washington, D.C. I, attorney Tina Sharma, deliver personalized guidance to spouses so that they can start on a positive note.
Various justifications exist for spouses who are seeking a limited divorce. In some cases, there are religious or financial reasons that motivate couples to maintain their legal bond. Other times, spouses might hold out hope for a reconciliation even as they reside in separate homes. Limited divorce gives Maryland residents this flexibility while protecting their parental and financial rights. However, this might not be the right option for someone looking to start a new relationship, because under the law, the couple remains married and a sexual relationship with another person is legally considered adultery. If you wish to go forward with this type of separation, my firm will safeguard your interests with respect to:
A limited divorce lasting 12 months can serve as the separation period often needed to obtain an absolute divorce in Maryland. In these situations, my firm can use the terms of the limited divorce as the basis for a marital settlement agreement or pursue revisions as the legal marriage is terminated. While the separation is in effect, I’ll also handle any modification requests and enforcement proceedings.
Located in Silver Spring, Sharma Divorce Law advocates for Maryland and Washington, D.C. spouses who are considering a legal separation. To schedule a meeting at my office, please call 202-329-6556 or contact me online.