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Family Division Services

LOCATION:  South Tower, 1st Floor, Rm 1500

HOURS:  Monday-Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm

PHONE:  240-777-9060

Family Division Services is responsible for the following:

  • Protecting and serving the best interests of the children and families in our community;
  • Providing ways for litigants to become aware of their rights and responsibilities and have access to information to assist them with judicial procedures;
  • Developing appropriate support services for families so that the process reduces conflict and introduces the parties to problem-solving techniques to help reduce future litigation;
  • Providing continuity of case management by assigning each case to a Case Manager, Magistrate, and/or a Judge; and
  • Resolving cases appropriately and in a timely manner through a system of Differentiated Case Management (DCM).

 

Family Law Self Help Center staff Family Law Self Help Center

Hours of operation:

    Walk-in service only
    Doors open at 8:00 am Monday-Friday
    Lawyers begin taking intakes at 8:30 am.
    No new intakes after 4:00 pm, except on Tuesdays
    Evening hours: Tuesdays, 4:00-8:00 pm; last walk-in at 7:30 pm

Things to consider before starting a case

Basic Steps in a family case

 

 

 

Family Law Self Help Center

Child returning to one parent while other parent looks on Child Custody & Visitation

  • Understanding child custody & visitation
  • How children are represented in court
Child Custody & Visitation

Judge with gavel Custody Assessments & Evaluations

  • Court evaluator services
  • How custody evaluation works
Custody Assessments & Evaluations

Two parents walking with child Co-Parenting Classes

  • Locations and hours
  • Benefits of parenting education
Co-Parenting Classes

Parent holding child's hand Custody/Access Mediation Program

  • Who is eligible
  • How custody mediation works
Custody/Access Mediation Program

Download the Family Division Annual Reports:

2012 Fiscal Year Annual Report (PDF)

2013 Fiscal Year Annual Report (PDF)

2016 Fiscal Year Annual Report (PDF)

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