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§ 7-101. Residence; corroboration

West's Annotated Code of MarylandFamily LawEffective: April 11, 2017

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Family Law (Refs & Annos)
Title 7. Divorce (Refs & Annos)
Effective: April 11, 2017
MD Code, Family Law, § 7-101
§ 7-101. Residence; corroboration
If the grounds for the divorce occurred outside this State, a party may not apply for a divorce unless one of the parties has resided in this State for at least 6 months before the application is filed.

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Added by Acts 1984, c. 296, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 1984. Amended by Acts 2015, c. 473, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2015; Acts 2016, c. 379, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2016; Acts 2016, c. 380, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2016; Acts 2017, c. 62, § 1, eff. April 11, 2017.
Formerly Art. 16, § 30.

Editors' Notes

HISTORICAL AND STATUTORY NOTES
2015 Legislation
Acts 2015, c. 473, § 1, in subsec. (a), substituted “unless one of the parties has resided in this State for at least 6 months before” for “unless 1 of the parties has resided in this State for at least 1 year before”.
2016 Legislation
Acts 2016, c. 379, § 1, and Acts 2016, c. 380, § 1, rewrote the section, which prior thereto read:
“(a) If the grounds for the divorce occurred outside of this State, a party may not apply for a divorce unless one of the parties has resided in this State for at least 6 months before the application is filed.
“(b) A court may not enter a decree of divorce on the uncorroborated testimony of the party who is seeking the divorce.”
2017 Legislation
Acts 2017, c. 62, § 1, substituted “outside this State” for “outside of this State”.
Derivation:
Courts and Judicial Proceedings § 10-901, added by Acts 1973, 1st Sp. Sess., c. 2, § 1, related to corroboration of testimony, repealed by Acts 1984, c. 296, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1984.
MD Code, Family Law, § 7-101, MD FAMILY § 7-101
Current through all legislation from the 2019 Regular Session of the General Assembly.
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