2010 Maryland Code
TITLE 1 - DEFINITIONS; GENERAL PROVISIONS
Subtitle 2 - General Provisions
Section 1-203 - Special provisions of alimony, annulment, and divorce.
§ 1-203. Special provisions of alimony, annulment, and divorce.
(a) Injunctive power of court.- In an action for alimony, annulment, or divorce, an equity court:
(1) has all the powers of a court of equity; and
(2) may issue an injunction to protect any party to the action from physical harm or harassment.
(b) Lis pendens.- Unless the court expressly provides otherwise, the filing of an action for an annulment, a limited divorce, or an absolute divorce does not constitute lis pendens with respect to any property of a party.
(c) Oral testimony required for final decree.- In an action for alimony, annulment, or divorce, a final decree may not be entered except on oral testimony by the plaintiff in a hearing before an examiner or a master or in open court.
(d) Scope of alimony hearing and determination.- An equity court shall hear and determine a case for alimony in as full and ample a manner as a case for alimony could be heard and determined by the Ecclesiastical Courts of England.
[CJ §§ 3-603, 3-6A-08, 10-901.1; 1984, ch. 296, § 2.]
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