STEP 4 - You can serve you spouse by having anyone (but yourself) personally deliver the forms personally and directly to the spouse (not left in mailbox). The person you select must complete the Affidavit of Service.
File the Affidavit of Service and the Writ of Summons with the clerk's office.
STEP 5 - You will have to contact your spouse in order for him or her to complete the following forms and file them with the clerk's office:
- Civil Domestic Case Information Report
- Financial Statement
After filing, your spouse should then get a copy of all the filed forms and mail them to you.
STEP 6 - You both are now ready to make a court hearing date. You will need to complete fill in and file the Request for Hearing or Proceeding and the clerk will notify both parties of the court date.
STEP 7 - You will need to bring a witness in the event the Judge wants someone to testify what you submitted in the Complaint for Absolute Divorce.Also, you will need to bring copies of the Judgment and Marital Settlement Agreement.
If the Judge approves of all the forms submitted then you will be granted a signed Judgment which will be your official certification that legalizes you divorce in Maryland.