The law office of Stephen J King focuses in all areas of family law, including divorce. Divorce law includes issues such as spousal support or alimony, child custody, child support, and distribution of property.

The Laws on Divorce

On October 1, 2015 there was a change in the listing of grounds for divorce which appear in the Family Law Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland. If the parties have no minor children, have since a complete marital settlement agreement receiving all issues, and agree to appear at a hearing for divorce, there is no longer a required period of separation before divorce. Other grounds for divorce include one year separation, cruelty of treatment, abandonment or desertion, cruel and vicious conduct. The change in the law allows parties to achieve a ground for divorce without the necessity of proving fault, voluntary separation or waiting a year. Persons in separation should not wait until the ground matures but should see an attorney as soon as they know that a divorce may occur in order to begin preparation and to take care of important details that need not wait until the ground for divorce is mature. Child custody and support, alimony and alimony pendente lite, use and possession of the family use home and visitation issues can all be pursued immediately upon separation and, in some events, can be pursued prior to the physical separation of the parties.

Stephen King, Family Law

At Stephen Jennings King, P.A., we are here to handle your family law matter. When it comes to divorce law and all the parts that come along with it including custody, child support, spousal support, separation agreements, and property settlements we are here to guide you.

Whether you are looking for a Fallston Divorce Lawyer, Bel Air Divorce Lawyer, or Havre de Grace Divorce Lawyer, the likely location for the case will be Harford County Circuit Court in Bel Air, Maryland which is walking distance from our office.

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