In Maryland, if only one party wants a divorce, they can get it eventually. A two year separation is grounds for divorce under Section 7-103(a)(5) of the Family Law Article of the Maryland Code.
That is why I say it takes two people to get married, but only one to get divorced.
Fault, or as the statute says “the circumstances that contributed to the estrangement of the parties”, is a factor the court can take into consideration in alimony and property determinations.
So is a divorce always the fault of one person, or are both parties at fault in some way? This is the question asked at CreateDebate.com where you can register and vote and leave your comments. Or you can tell us your opinion in the comment section below.