Maryland Judgment of Divorce Form

Judgment of Absolute Divorce.pdf This form will be signed by the Judge at your final divorce hearing to mark the completion of the divorce process. Make copies for your records.

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This Partial Order consists of 2 pages (w/o attachments) Page ____ of ______ JO 1 – Revised 2 November 2000

* IN THE

Plaintiff * CIRCUIT COURT

v. * FOR

* __________________________________

Defendant * Civil No.:

* * * * * * * * * * * * *

JUDGMENT OF ABSOLUTE DIVORCE

This Order consists of this document and the attached sections concerning:

[ ] Custody [ ] Other Child Issues

[ ] Visitation [ ] Alimony

[ ] Child Support [ ] Other Orders

1. BASIS

The provisions of this order are based upon

[ ] An evidentiary hearing before a [ ] Judge [ ] Master following:

[ ] a written request for relief and a response

[ ] a written request for relief and entry of an order of default.

At hearing the following individuals personally appeared:

[ ] plaintiff [ ] defendant [ ] attorney for child(ren)

[ ] attorney for plaintiff [ ] attorney for defendant [ ] other:

[ ] An agreement of the parties:

[ ] submitted in writing

[ ] placed orally on the record before a [ ] Judge [ ] Master.

2. ORDER

2.1 Grant of Absolute Divorce. It is this day of , 2 ,

by the Circuit Court for hereby

ORDERED, that the Plaintiff is hereby granted an absolute divorce from the Defendant.

2.2 Incorporation of Separation Agreement.

[ ] ORDERED, that all of the terms and provisions of the separation agreement signed by the parties

and dated are hereby approved by the Court and incorporated,

.

but not merged, into this judgment by reference[.]

[ ] with the exception of:

This Partial Order consists of 2 pages (w/o attachments) Page ____ of ______ JO 1 – Revised 2 November 2000

2.3 Monetary Award or Reservation of the Power to Determine Marital Property.

[ ] ORDERED, that, pursuant to Md. Fam. Law Code Ann. § 8-205,

shall pay directly to a monetary award in

the amount of $ to adjust the respective rights and equities of the

parties in their marital property and said monetary award shall be reduced to judgment in favor of

.

[ ] ORDERED, that, pursuant to Md. Fam. Law Code Ann. § 8-203(a)(2), the Court expressly

reserves the power to determine marital property within a period not to exceed 90 days from the

date of this order, unless otherwise agreed upon by the parties or extended by this Court, and to

determine the amount of any marital award at that time.

2.4 Transfer of Interest in a Retirement Asset

[ ] The transfer of an interest in a retirement asset has been addressed in an accompanying Qualified

Domestic Relations Order (QDRO) which was or is being signed by the Court on the day

of , 2 . [NB: The Court should refrain from entering a judgment

of absolute divorce where retirement assets are to be transferred until a QDRO has been

prepared.]

2.5 Restoration of Former Name

[ ] ORDERED, that is hereby restored to the use of the former

name of .

2.6 Attorney Fees and Judgment.

[ ] ORDERED, that is directed to pay $ to

as contribution toward attorney fees, to be paid within

days.

[ ] If payment is not made within 30 days, upon filing of an affidavit by the payee, a

judgment shall be entered against , in that amount,

together with interest at the legal rate.

2.7 Court Costs. ORDERED that the following is/are to pay the costs of these proceedings, payable to the

Court, in the manner indicated below:

[ ] PLAINTIFF ________________

[ ] DEFENDANT ______________

[ ] PLAINTIFF AND DEFENDANT EQUALLY

[ ] COSTS ARE WAIVED.

This Attachment consists of 1 page. Page ____ of _____ JO 11 – Revised 27 July 2000

SIGNATURE ATTACHMENT

JUDGE

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