New Bill Would Shorten Maryland Separation Periods
Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. said we have a great experiment going on with the laws in the different states in the U.S. We can see which ones work best.
Arizona is trying to decide whether or not to increase the time of separation in that state from two months to six months.
Meanwhile, Maryland Senator Zirkin has introduced Senate Bill 577 that would reduce the time from one year to six months for a voluntary separation in Maryland. The period for involuntary separation would change from two years to one year. If it passes, the bill would be effective for divorces filed after October 1, 2010.
This would bring Maryland in line with the separation period required in its neighboring jurisdictions, Virginia and DC.