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The General Assembly gave final approval to legislation that would drop Maryland's requirement that a person seeking an uncontested divorce bring a corroborating witness to court to confirm that the couple hasn't lived under the same roof for a year.

Passage came after the state Senate agreed to the House of Delegates' version of the bill, which now goes to Gov. Larry Hogan for his consideration.

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Proponents, including the Maryland State Bar Association's family law division, argued that the current law is outdated and creates an inconvenience for divorcing couples and their witnesses. There was little opposition.

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