Can a party file a divorce suit in Maryland if the ground for the divorce occurs out-of- state?
I am a native of Maryland. For the past 8 years, I have been living with my husband in Illinois, but our relationship has not been smooth. I am thinking of getting a divorce. Can I file a divorce suit against him in Maryland?01/17/2017 | Category: Divorce » Where to File | State: Maryland | #30394
The residence requirement for filing a divorce application in Maryland is envisaged in Md. FAMILY LAW Code Ann. § 7-101which reads as:
“If the grounds for the divorce occurred outside of this State, a party may not apply for a divorce unless one of the parties has resided in this State for at least 6 months before the application is filed.”