n a divorce action, a Maryland court has power over the individuals residing in the State of Maryland. The Court’s power extends to determining whether property located outside of Maryland or even outside the United States is marital property and subject to equitable division. The court, however, cannot directly affect the property; rather, the court determines the property’s legal significance as between the parties appearing before the court. This case demonstrates the importance of engaging counsel to help ensure all potential marital property is covered by the court’s decree, including any property located beyond Maryland’s borders.
Marital Property Beyond Maryland’s Bordersx