Maryland Considers Domestic Violence Divorce Law

A House of Maryland Delegates will vote on legislation that would allow married victims of domestic violence to obtain an immediate divorce. Currently, Maryland residents must endure a one-year waiting limit before filing for divorce.

The law “traps women in dangerous relationships …. We must remove every obstacle that prevents women from making a safe escape,” said Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend in a statement to Judiciary Committee members. Domestic Violence Information Center


Washington Post - February 5, 1998

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