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Ask an Attorney: Same Sex Marriage

My Partner and I were married in a state that allowed same sex marriage before it became legal in Maryland. Can I file for divorce in Maryland?

Yes, provided you meet the legal requirements for a divorce in Maryland. Married same-sex couples are treated no differently than married heterosexual couples in divorce and custody cases. If jurisdiction is available in two states, however, you need to determine which state is more beneficial to you. One of Hillman, Brown & Darrow’s Annapolis attorneys can help you navigate the best course for you. We can also help with other issues affected by the new law, such as inheritance, insurance and other benefits.