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DRIN 20 (Rev. 09/2005)
Line 3: If you check off, “We have no children...,” remember to skip lines 5 and 6.
If you check off, “My spouse and I are the parents...,” write in the full names of all
the children you and your spouse had together and their dates of birth.
Line 4: Fill in information about any court cases which have involved either yourself,
the opposing party, or one of the children involved in this case. Provide information
cases which may have been handled by this court, or any other court both in Maryland
and outside the State.
Line 5: List cases concerning custody or visitation of the children where you have
participated as a party, a witness or in some other manner.
Line 6: List any other people who may believe they have a right to legal or physical
custody or visitation with the children.
Line 7: Fill in the name of the person the children listed above live with now.
Line 8: List all other places where the children have lived for the last 5 years.
Include the time period, placed lived, person with whom they lived, and that person’s
Line 9: Check the box for the type of custody or visitation you want and fill in the
names of the children involved.
Line 10: Check off whether or not you are seeking alimony. If you are seeking
alimony, state why.
Line 11: If you are asking the court to make a decision about your property, check
off the kinds of property you and your spouse have. If you or your spouse have debts,
you may check the box marked “Debts” and attach a list of the debts to this form.
NOTE: Normally the court cannot order one party to pay the debts of another.
However, the court may need to know what debts you have in order to determine the
value of any marital property.
Line 12: Check each ground for divorce that applies and fill in the blanks. (The list
begins on Page 3 of the form and continues onto Page 4). Choosing a certain ground or
grounds will not necessarily result in a divorce being granted.
! Two-year Separation - If you and your spouse have lived apart from each other for
at least two years without sexual intercourse with each other and there is no
reasonable hope of getting back together, you may check this ground. There are
some important things to remember: during the last two years, if you and your spouse
lived together at all, or if you have had sexual intercourse with your spouse during