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Ask An Annapolis Attorney: Divorce and Separation

My spouse and I are separated with kids.  Things are amicable right now and I don’t want to rock the boat.  Do I need an attorney?

Both marriage and divorce are legal actions regulated by the State of Maryland.  The divorce process is not intended just to dissolve your marriage, but to also resolve custody, property distribution and support issues as well.

Even in the most amicable situations, you will always benefit from the guidance of a family law attorney who can advise you on preparation of a separation agreement, filing an uncontested divorce, or requesting judicial relief on issues where there is no agreement.  Without a written agreement or court order, there is nothing protecting you in the event of a future disagreement or unexpected change in circumstances.  One of our annapolis attorneys can advise you on the best course of action for your goals and can help prepare you should something unexpected occur.