If I am separated but it has been less than a year, can I file anything with the court?

Yes. Even if you do not have grounds for an Absolute Divorce, but you are separated, you have the right to file for custody, visitation, child support, alimony and/or use and possession of a home or car. You can also ask your spouse to contribute toward the mortgage before you have grounds for divorce. If you have any questions, you should call one of our Maryland divorce lawyers for a free consultation on any and all family law issues.