‘There is a perverse incentive to keep the other spouse from seeing the children but for a few nights per year,’ says Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee Chair Robert A. “Bobby” Zirkin. (File Photo)

Bills to eliminate witness requirement in Md. divorce cases could be combined (access required)

ANNAPOLIS – Two similar bills in the General Assembly that would eliminate the requirement that divorcing couples bring corroborating witnesses to court to prove their grounds may be combined after discussions between their sponsors at a hearing Tuesday. House Bill 274, sponsored by Del. Kathleen M. Dumais, D-Montgomery, and Senate Bill 359, sponsored by Sen. Robert A. ...

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