FMSC 399M Test 2 Study Guide

FMSC 399M Test 2 Study Guide - • One year’s mutual and...

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FMSC 399M Test 2 Study Guide  06/12/2009 17:18:00 A. Uncontested Divorce vs. Contested Divorce Uncontested Divorce – Mutually agreed for divorce and lived separate and  apart for  1  year OR one person wants divorce and lived separate and apart  for  2  years  o and equitable division of the property)  o Must show NO hope of reconciliation   o Most common way of divorcing o Simple and INEXPENSIVE  o Low level of conflict between spouses  o Do NOT use when there is ongoing domestic violence (cannot  negotiate)  Contested Divorce – parties cannot mutually agree on one or more points  (property division, alimony, custody, child support, attorney’s fees) o In a divorce petition, the differences are settled through the court  system  B. Grounds for divorce in State of Maryland 
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Unformatted text preview: • One year’s mutual and voluntary separation (living separate and apart for one year without interruption) • Two year’s involuntary separation (living separate and apart for two years without interruption) • Adultery • Desertion (for one full year without legal cause, actual or constructive) • Conviction of a felony or a misdemeanor (requires incarceration for one year under a sentence of three or more years) • Insanity (confined to a mental institution for at least three years) ← ← C. Temporary Separation Agreement • Short term agreement for immediate issues • Temporary while couple goes through process of mediation • 3 months 1 year • Temporary sense of stability 06/12/2009 17:18:00 ← 06/12/2009 17:18:00 ←...
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This note was uploaded on 02/23/2011 for the course FMSC 330 taught by Professor Grutzmacher during the Spring '09 term at Maryland.

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