Family Division Services

Family Law Scheduling Hearings and Uncontested Divorces (except for uncontested divorces requiring interpreters) held by the Circuit Court for Montgomery County will be heard remotely until further notice. Counsel and self-represented parties with upcoming scheduling hearings and uncontested divorces (except for uncontested divorces requiring interpreters) will be contacted by the Court by telephone and/or email with details regarding how to participate in the hearings remotely. If you are involved in a matter that is set for a scheduling hearing, PLEASE IMMEDIATELY SEND YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS AND TELEPHONE NUMBER to [email protected]. Your email subject line should include the case number and date of the scheduling hearing. If you have questions regarding remote scheduling hearings, please call 240-777-9015.

LOCATION:  South Tower, 1st Floor, Rm 1500

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

PHONE:  240-777-9079

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).

For more information on services available through the Family Division please click here: Family Division Services Defined

For video information about services, please visit the Maryland Judiciary website to access the Family Services Video Library.


Family Law Self Help Center staff Family Law Self Help Center

Hours of operation:

    The doors to the Family Law Self-Help Center open Monday through Friday at 8:00am for sign-in. Sign-ins continue throughout the day until capacity is reached. Family law lawyers begin seeing people at 8:30am. It is recommended that you come early in the day if you want to see a family law lawyer. Additionally, you may call 240-777-9145 and a family law lawyer will call you back within 24 hours for a consultation or to schedule an appointment if appropriate.

Things to consider before starting a case

Basic Steps in a family case

Family Law Self Help Center

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

Family Resources

Family Resources

Download the Family Division Annual Reports:

2019 Fiscal Year Annual Report (PDF)

2018 Fiscal Year Annual Report (PDF)

2017 Fiscal Year Annual Report (PDF)

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