Divorce Law Tables - Maryland - New Hampshire
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Table 1 - Alimony/Spousal Support Factors
STATE
Statutory List
Marital Fault Not Considered
Marital Fault Relevant
Standard of Living
Status as Custodial Parent
Maryland
X

X
X

Massachusetts
X

X
X
X
Michigan


X
X

Minnesota
X
X

X
X
Mississippi


X


Missouri
X

X
X
X
Montana
X
X

X
X
Nebraska

X



Nevada


X
X
X
New Hampshire
X

X
X
X

Table 2 - Custody Criteria
STATE
Statutory Guidelines
Children's Wishes
Joint Custody
Cooperative Parent
Domestic Violence
Health
Attorney or GAL
Maryland


X

X

X
Massachusetts


X

X

X
Michigan
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Minnesota
X
X
X

X

X
Mississippi
X

X




Missouri
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Montana
X
X
X

X


Nebraska
X
X
X


X
X
Nevada
X
X
X
X
X

X
New Hampshire
X
X
X

X

X


Table 3 - Child Support Guidelines
STATE
Income Share
Percent of Income
Extraordinary Medical Add On*
Child-Care Add On*
College Support
UIFSA
Maryland
X

X
X

X
Massachusetts

X
X

X
X
Michigan
X

X
X
X
X
Minnesota

X

X

X
Mississippi

X




Missouri
X

X
X
X
X
Montana


X
X

X
Nebraska
X


X

X
Nevada

X
X



New Hampshire

X


X


* Source: Laura W. Morgan, Child Support Guidelines (1996)
Table 4 - Grounds for Divorce and Residency Requirements
STATE
No Fault Sole Ground
No Fault Added to Traditional
Incompatibility
Living Separate and Apart
Judicial Separation
Durational Requirements
Maryland

X

2 years
X
1 year
Massachusetts

X


X
None
Michigan
X



X
6 months
Minnesota
X


60 days
X
180 days
Mississippi

X



6 months
Missouri

X

1-2 years
X
90 days
Montana
X

X
180 days
X
90 days
Nebraska
X



X
1 year
Nevada


X
1 year
X
6 weeks
New Hampshire

X

2 years
X
1 year


Table 5 - Property Division
STATE
Community Property
Only Marital Divided
Statutory List of Factors
Non Monetary Contributions
Economic Misconduct
Contribution to Education
Maryland

X
X
X


Massachusetts


X
X
X

Michigan

X

X
X
X
Minnesota

X
X
X
X

Mississippi






Missouri

X
X
X
X
X
Montana


X
X
X

Nebraska

X

X


Nevada
X
X

X
X
X
New Hampshire


X
X
X
X


Table 6- Third Party Visitation
STATE
Stepparents
Grandparents-Death of Their Child
Grandparents-Child Divorce
Out of Wedlock
Any Interested Party
Maryland

X
X


Massachusetts

X
X


Michigan
X
X
X


Minnesota
X
X
X
X

Mississippi

X
X


Missouri

X
X
X

Montana

X
X
X

Nebraska
X
X
X


Nevada

X
X
X

New Hampshire
X
X
X
X

Source: Family Law Quarterly, Vol. 30, No.4, Winter 1997. Published by Section of Family Law - American Bar Association.


   
DIFFERENT DEFINITIONS -- Traditional grounds of fault divorce -- adultery, deviant sexual conduct, extreme cruelty or inhumane treatment, habitual drunkenness, mental illness, imprisonment, sexual desertion, drug addiction, nonsupport – have different meanings in different jurisdictions, and the legal definition may be very different than the lay conception of it.

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