Melyanna (melyanna) wrote in little_details,

Divorce proceedings in Maryland

The story's set in Maryland, roughly contemporary. So far I've managed to read up on the basics of divorce law in Maryland but haven't found the answer to this specifically.

After papers are filed for a divorce, how long does it take for a divorce to be final? In this case, the wife has a pretty solid case proving her husband has been having an affair (emails to his mistress, an admission of guilt in front of people other than her), meaning that – according to what I've read about divorce law in Maryland – she gets to bypass the six-month separation period before filing for absolute divorce. What I'm not finding is how long it actually takes to get divorced after the papers are filed.

Anecdotal evidence is fine. In case this is one of those district-by-district things, they're in the suburban DC part of Maryland. The wife is a high-profile lawyer (was until recently White House counsel) and her husband a member of Congress (though not for long, as he's going to jail for other reasons). I don't know if that has any bearing on anything, but thought I'd provide that in case it's relevant in the case getting either fast-tracked or stalled.
Tags: ~divorce

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