What forms do I need to complete to file for and get divorced in Maryland without using an attorney? What is the filing process?

Asked over 1 year ago - Gaithersburg, MD

Have been separated 4 yrs. but don't have a separation agreement. Divorce will be uncontested. We've already divided property & money; kids are grown. We sold our home before we separated - split the profits - since then have each purchased our own house. Each of us will waive entitlement to the other's retirement money. I started filling out some documents online but they require a lot of financial information (etc) that doesn't seem necessary given our circumstances. Are there basic documents I can use that require minimal information? Can you provide these forms to me for Maryland? Can you explain the filing process?

Attorney answers (2)

  1. Bennett James Wills


    Contributor Level 17

    Answered . You can do it yourself. All of the forms are available at http://www.courts.state.md.us/family/forms/domr... along with guides on how to use them. Start by filling out a complaint and a case information report. Then you'll file in the circuit court in the county where you live. you'll then serve the other party with the complaint, and they can answer etc.

    This is not legal advice nor does it create an attorney-client relationship. This is for education and... more
  2. Uswah Ayesha Khan

    Contributor Level 7

    Answered . I don't practice in Maryland, but usually taking a trip to the courthouse and just asking the information desk or the clerk basic questions will get you started. Check if there is a guidebook available to you which will also help you through the process and understand it. Good luck!

    This answer is not intended or offered as legal advice, and thus the reader should not rely on any information... more

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Divorce is the process of formally ending a marriage. Divorces may be jointly agreed upon, resolved by negotiation, or decided in court.

Uncontested Divorce

An uncontested divorce is one in which spouses agree on relevant issues such as division of property, child custody/support, and alimony.

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