How Do I Prove Insanity?
A divorce based on the ground of insanity is possible if:
- The court finds that the spouse has been confined in a mental institution, hospital, or other similar institution for at least three years before the filing of the complaint for divorce,
- The court determines from the testimony of at least two physicians who are competent in psychiatry that the insanity is incurable and that there is no hope of recovery, and
- One of the parties has resided in Maryland for at least two years before the filing of the complaint for divorce.
Divorces based on this ground are extremely rare.