Mutual Consent Divorce - Minor Children

In 2018, The 438th session of the Maryland General Assembly recently passed 889 new bills into law, one of which applies to Divorce and Family law you may find interesting. To review the entire text visit

A Maryland Court is now authorized to grant a decree of Absolute (final) Divorce on the grounds of mutual consent if the parties have minor children, under certain circumstances. Mutual Consent is a relatively new ground for divorce in Maryland that allows couples to obtain a divorce even if they are still living in the same home. Previously, a mutual consent divorce was not permitted for couples with minor children. This new law changes that.

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