Divorce is the legal conclusion of an existing marriage. There are two types of divorce—absolute and limited. An absolute divorce completely undoes the marriage and entitles both parties to remarry; marital property to be divided; and alimony (if applicable) to be awarded. A limited divorce is essentially a legal separation from “bed and board” where the parties live separately and do not cohabitate for a specified period. With a limited divorce the parties are still legally married so they cannot remarry or divide property but are entitled to alimony on a temporary basis.
Going through a divorce of any kind can be burdensome when considering all of the physical and emotional division that comes along with it. Therefore, obtaining a competent Maryland divorce attorney is essential. If you are filing for divorce in Prince George’s or Montgomery County, let the Murphy Law Firm help you legally end your marriage.