As of October 1, 2018, true "no-fault" divorce becomes available to everyone in Maryland.
When news reports began filtering in a couple of months ago about the hack on a website known as Ashley Madison, most people had no idea what the fuss was about. After all, to most people, the name Ashley Madison meant nothing if anything. It wasn't until learning the purpose of the site that people began to realize the true impact the hack would have.
Because each state has the right to draft its own laws for family law issues, couples moving to Maryland from another state cannot expect that what applied in one state will apply here. Everything from divorce to child custody may be different from state to state, leaving most people less knowledgeable when it comes time to go to court than they thought.