HB1368 (CH0782)

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Grounds for Divorce - 12-Month Separation - Oral Amendment to Application for Divorce

Sponsored by:

Delegate McMillan


Approved by the Governor - Chapter 782

Synopsis:Establishing that the "filing of the application for divorce", for purposes of a provision of law authorizing a court to decree an absolute divorce on the grounds of a 12-month separation when the parties have met certain conditions before the filing of the application for divorce, includes an oral amendment made by a party with the consent of the other party at a hearing on the merits in open court to a previously filed application for limited or absolute divorce.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note (Revised)
All Sponsors:Delegates McMillan and Dumais
Additional Facts:Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2018
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Broad Subject(s):Family Law
Narrow Subject(s):Courts -see also- Circuit; Appeals; District; Orphans'; etc.
Divorce -see also- Annulment
Statutes:Article - Family Law

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May 21, 2018 10:43 A.M.