Not all marriages are made in heaven. Some couples divorce due to extraordinary circumstances, others happen because couples grow apart. As such, the divorce process can differ, like with a mutual consent divorce.
Every state has different rules on what couples must do before they can end their union. Under Maryland divorce law, couples seeking a no-fault divorce previously had to be separated for a full year. However, a new Maryland divorce law allows for an expedited divorce under certain circumstances.
The MD Mutual Consent Divorce law, which took effect on October 1, 2015, allows married couples to qualify for divorce by “mutual consent” when:
Note: In 2016, Maryland updated its divorce rules which is especially helpful in uncontested and mutual consent divorces. Read more about the elimination of the need for corroboration.