FMSC 399M Test 2 Study Guide

FMSC 399M Test 2 Study Guide - One years 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 years mutual and voluntary separation (living separate and apart for one year without interruption) Two years 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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