Navigating the legal system within the area of family law can be incredibly challenging, especially if you're not used to the nomenclature used in the law and are as confused by it as most other people. On top of confusingly worded laws, Marylanders have to contend with the fact that our laws are always subject to change.
Most people think that when couples have experienced a considerable amount of marital problems that the logical next step is to file for divorce. Though this may be true for some, this isn't always the first thought for all couples. In some cases, a couple may hesitate to file for divorce because of personal or religious convictions. In other cases, a couple may try to postpone filing for divorce because they have the hope that they can work through their marital problems without having to resort to dissolving their marriage.
A legal separation may be the optimal choice for some Maryland couples, whether they are considering divorce or would like to begin the process of dividing finances. No matter the reason for a separation, it is in the best interests of all parties to have a formal separation agreement drafted with the help of a knowledgeable attorney. This agreement can help spouses make important decisions, as well as lay the groundwork for an uncontested divorce in the future.