Divorce proceedings are among the most difficult matters that come before the courts. The parties to a divorce proceeding often experience great emotional difficulties that can be compounded by unfamiliarity with the law and the courts. This booklet is designed to help by summarizing the legal issues and processes associated with divorce in Maryland. However, laws change constantly and this booklet should not be relied on for legal advice, nor as a substitute for an attorney. It should, nevertheless, be a helpful companion as you make your way through the divorce process.