Year-End Divorces

NOTICE TO THE FAMILY LAW BAR

FINALIZING DIVORCES PRIOR TO YEAR END

The Circuit Court has set aside docket time on December 22nd and December 30th to set in hearings on divorces in uncontested matters where parties or counsel seek to have the matter finalized within the 2014 tax year.  In order to have the case set for hearing, all matters must be resolved, the grounds for divorce must be ripe, and the case must be at issue (i.e. an answer filed or an order of default entered with the 30 days to move to vacate having

If you wish to have a case set in for hearing on one of these days, please contact Civil Assignment at 410-887-2660.  Cases are being set for hearing at 9:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. (no afternoon time slots on December 30th). 

            In order to ensure the case can be heard and the final Judgment can be docketed, please have the following when you appear:

  • Proposed Final Judgment of Divorce
  • “Blue Sheet”
  • Payment for any open Court Costs

While we are scheduling cases on December 30th, we have reduced staff available that day in the Clerk’s Office to docket Judgments.  Therefore we encourage parties and counsel to set the case on the earlier date.