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Annapolis Divorce Attorney

Experienced in Absolute and Limited Divorce in Maryland

Couple getting divorcedDivorce is the dissolution of a marriage and it allows for two people to legally move forward separately. When two people within a marriage make a mutual decision to go their separate ways, or if only one person decides to end the marriage, a petition for divorce must be filed in the state of Maryland.

At the Law Office of Nicholas T. Exarhakis, we offer aggressive, yet professional legal representation for individuals experiencing divorce or any complex family law matters involving divorce. We can help to protect your legal rights, as well as your financial interests. It is always our personal goal to help a client obtain the outcome that they desire for now and in their future.


Contact us online or call (410) 593-0040 for a free phone consultation with our divorce lawyer in Annapolis. We have more than 25 years of experience.


Types of Divorce in Maryland

In the state of Maryland, there are two types of divorce: absolute and limited.

  • Absolute Divorce - This will legally end the marriage by settling all issues such as property division, custody, and support. Once this has been finalized, you and your spouse are eligible to re-marry.
  • Limited Divorce - This occurs when not all issues are agreed upon. It is common for couples to attend a court hearing to address these concerns. If both parties eventually agree, via mediation or negotiation, then they will be eligible for an absolute marriage.

Keep in mind that legal separation does not exist in Maryland. Still, if you and your spouse live apart with the intention of ending the marriage, and do not have sexual intercourse, then separation can be utilized as a ground for divorce.

At the Law Office of Nicholas T. Exarhakis, we also handle divorce involving:

What Are the Grounds for Divorce in Maryland?

  • Adultery
  • Desertion
  • Mutual consent
  • Insanity
  • Violent treatment
  • Incarceration of 3+ years
  • At least 1-year of separation
If the grounds for divorce did not happen in the state of Maryland, there is a 6-month residency requirement. If the grounds for divorce is insanity, then the residency requirement is 2 years. If both spouses reside in Maryland and that is where the grounds for divorce happened, then there is no residency requirement.

Do You Need a Lawyer for Divorce?

While a lawyer is not required for divorce in Maryland, they can significantly help when your divorce involves children, retirement, asset division, or financial support. Our divorce attorney will also put your best interests first when formulating a strategy. This will help you in the short and long-term. Attorney Nicholas T. Exarhakis intends to save you both time and money, as well as the headache that ensues with divorce.

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Call (410) 593-0040 to setup a phone consultation with an Annapolis divorce lawyer. Your first call is free of charge. Do not hesitate to reach out to us today.


We Handle a Variety of Matters Involving Divorce

Our Annapolis divorce lawyers have years of experience and can handle complex matters that are affected by the separation. This can be a stressful time -- do not go through it alone. Our attorneys can help!

Other matters involving divorce:

We Can Protect Your Rights & Safeguard Your Future

An experienced Anne Arundel County divorce lawyer at the Law Office of Nicholas T. Exarhakis will be well aware of your legal rights and what you may be entitled to. Please contact an experienced Annapolis divorce lawyer at our firm immediately to discuss your legal rights and to learn more about divorce. We are dedicated to ensuring that our clients receive personal attention and commitment throughout the entire divorce process. We provide superior legal commitment to clients throughout Maryland.

Reasons To Choose Our Firm:

  • Backed By Over 25 Years Of Experience
  • Cost-Effective Legal Solutions
  • Complimentary Case Consultations
  • Exceptional Track Record Of Success

Please contact or our divorce attorney in Annapolis at (410) 593-0040 to set up a free initial consultation.

Testimonials

  • “Family law should protect just that, the family. Nick made sure mine was protected.”

    Julie Odell

  • “He inspired my confidence and we managed to get through the whole process with ease.”

    Elizabeth Ashbourne

  • “Mr. Exarhakis was knowledgeable, understanding and had just the right amount of toughness that was necessary for my case.”

    Cyrkle Lomax

  • “They made a difficult process much easier especially considering that I live out of state.”

    Marie James

  • “His staff is amazing and always quick to help.”

    Dennis Dauphin