Based on the information you provided, it appears you have several grounds for divorce. Maryland is an equitable property state. As a result, if he abandoned you in the house and you made repairs, it is likely, the court will credit you with more equity in the house than your husband. For now, keep any receipts, invoices, and before and after photographs. It may also be helpful if the person who worked on your house is available to testify if your husband challenges the condition of the house before he left.
If you have further questions please contact me. I am licensed in Maryland and have a family law practice.
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