Bill of Divorce

BILL OF DIVORCEMENT

Deuteronomy 24:1-3 (KJV)

When a man hath taken a wife, and married her, and it come to pass that she find no favour in his eyes, because he hath found some uncleanness in her: then let him write her a bill of divorcement, and give it in her hand, and send her out of his house.

And when she is departed out of his house, she may go and be another man’s wife.

And if the latter husband hate her, and write her a bill of divorcement, and giveth it in her hand, and sendeth her out of his house; or if the latter husband die, which took her to be his wife;

 

THE WORD DIVORCE IS FROM THE NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION OF THE HOLY BIBLE

taken from http://www.ilrg.com/forms/divorce-nc/us/md

 

BILL FOR DIVORCE

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR __________________, MARYLAND

In re: the Marriage of

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Plaintiff

and

_______________________________
Defendant

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The Plaintiff, _______________________________, respectfully declares the following:

1. Plaintiff’s  Residence: Plaintiff  resides at ____________________________________________________________________ [insert Plaintiff’s address] and has been a resident of the State of Maryland for _________ [insert period of residence in months and years].

2. Defendant’s  Residence: Defendant resides at ____________________________________________________________________ [insert Defendant’s address] and has been a resident of the State of Maryland for _________ [insert period of residence in months and years].

3. Marriage: On ______________________, _____, in  __________________ (city), __________________ (county), __________________ (state), the Plaintiff and Defendant married. An official copy of the marriage license is attached to this BILL FOR DIVORCE.

4. Jurisdiction: This Court is that of proper jurisdiction to hear this cause. The Defendant has agreed to file an Affidavit of Consent in this cause.  Neither the Plaintiff or Defendant has been involved in any litigation or other proceeding involving the other party in this or any other jurisdiction with respect to their marriage or any other domestic matter.

5. Grounds for No-Fault: Plaintiff wishes a dissolution of marriage with Defendant based on the following grounds:
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[Note: This paragraph must describe sufficient legal basis for divorce as recognized by the laws of the State of Maryland. Sufficient basis for a no-fault divorce within Maryland is limited to the following: (1) The spouses have lived voluntarily lived separate and apart for one year without interruption or cohabitation, and no reasonable expectation of reconciliation exists; or (2) the spouses have lived separate and apart without interruption for two years.

6. Marital Settlement Agreement: Plaintiff and Defendant ___________ have (copy attached) ___________ have not entered into a Marital Settlement Agreement.

7. Other Declarations:
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NOW, THEREFORE, Plaintiff requests that the court order a DECREE OF DIVORCE and such further relief as Plaintiff may have requested herein.

Verification

I, ______________________________________________[name of Petitioner], affirm under penalty of perjury that I am the Petitioner in the foregoing BILL FOR DIVORCE and that all statements in this Petition are accurate to the best of my knowledge. I have filed this Complaint in good faith and have not colluded with anyone in relation to it.

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Petitioner’s Signature Date
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Petitioner’s Address, Line 1

_____________________________________________ Petitioner’s Address, Line 2

Subscribed and sworn to before me on this ____ day of __________________, 20_____.

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Notary

 


AFFIDAVIT OF CONSENT

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR __________________, MARYLAND

In re: the Marriage of

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Plaintiff

and

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Defendant

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1. A BILL FOR DIVORCE was filed between Plaintiff and Defendant on the _________ day of __________________, 20____.

2. The marriage between Plaintiff and Defendant is irretrievably broken and efforts at reconciliation have failed.

3. I, _______________________________, have received a copy of the BILL FOR DIVORCE, and I have read it thoroughly and understand it. I do not wish to contest this proceeding. I do not object to the declarations made in the BILL FOR DIVORCE. I do hereby consent to the relief requested in therein and to the entry of a DECREE OF DIVORCE dissolving and forever terminating the marriage between Plaintiff and Defendant. I consent that the court may hear this cause on any day convenient to the court without further notice to me. I further consent that the court may enter any order granting any and all the relief sought in the BILL FOR DIVORCE.

4. I waive any and all rights I may have to a motion for a new trial, a record testimony, findings of fact and conclusions of law, notice of trial, a notice of entry of a DECREE OF DIVORCE and my right to appeal. I do not waive any future rights I may have to the modification of any judgment or decree in relation to this cause.

5. I affirm under penalty of perjury that all statements in this Affidavit of Consent are accurate to the best of my knowledge. I have filed this Affidavit of Consent in good faith and have not colluded with anyone in relation to it, nor have I been subject to any force or duress in signing it.

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Signature Date
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Address, Line 1

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STATE OF MARYLAND
COUNTY OF ________________

Subscribed and sworn to before me on this ____ day of __________________, 20_____.

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Notary