Welcome to FindLaw’s Maryland Family Laws section, with useful and constantly updated information about such topics as marriage, divorce, adoption, child support, and child custody. Many of Maryland's laws are similar to those of other states, with some minor differences. For example, "no fault" divorce (divorce with no grounds) requires that the couple live separate and apart for 12 months. Maryland also allows same-sex couples to get married. There are so many different areas of family law that can come into play, including: child abuse, annulment, domestic abuse, abortion, and protective orders. Click on a topic below to learn more about Maryland statutes.