How Do I File for Divorce?

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How Do I File for Divorce?

Often times when we meet with potential future clients, we often get asked, “How do I file for a divorce?” In order to start the divorce process, several documents must be filed with the clerk’s office, at the court in your county.

The first document is a complaint for divorce, which sets forth those issues that you want the court to consider in your matter, such as property distribution, spousal support and any issues regarding your children – any children that you and your spouse may have.

The second document that’s to be filed with the clerk’s office is a case information report, which further reinforces those issues you want the court to consider, that are also put forth in your complaint for divorce. And it also alerts the clerk’s office as to how much time you think you will need to try your matter.

The third document that needs to be filed with the clerk’s office is a financial statement, if you have issues of support in your matter, such as alimony or child support.

Once these documents have been filed with the clerk’s office, the clerk will then issue a writ of summons to you, for you the serve upon your spouse. Once that’s completed, your divorce process has begun.

You can reach the Annapolis divorce lawyers at Peters & Clark, P.A. by calling 410.921.2422, or filling out our contact form to reserve a consultation at our office. We proudly serve clients throughout Maryland.

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