Family Division Services

Please note the following updates due to the COVID-19 pandemic:

Family Law Scheduling Hearings and Uncontested Divorces 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 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 CaseManagerInfo@mcccourt.com. 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 240-777-9079.

If you were scheduled to have a one day or less Family Hearing or Family Trial during the COVID19 closure, the Assignment Office will reset matters without the necessity of contacting counsel. It will be counsel’s responsibility to seek a postponement by motion if the date or time is unavailable to them. Counsel is urged, if at all possible, to arrange schedules to accommodate the new date. If the matter is postponed again, the chances are the new date will be pushed much further out than desirable. If you were scheduled to have a multi-day Family Trial the Assignment Office will be contacting Counsel and self-represented parties to clear new trial dates.

Please know that the Assignment Office is working to get the hundreds of cases that need to be rescheduled back on the docket as soon as possible.

Supervised Visits through the Court’s Supervised Visitation Program will be conducted remotely until further notice.

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).

 

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

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:

2019 Fiscal Year Annual Report (PDF)

2018 Fiscal Year Annual Report (PDF)

2017 Fiscal Year Annual Report (PDF)

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