Family Law Assistance Program

The Circuit Court for Howard County Family Law Assistance Program and Civil Law Center is open by appointment. Please click following link for detailed information.

Morning Sessions

The Family Law Assistance Program is open on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. - by appointment.  The Family Law Assistance Program is located in the Circuit Court for Howard County.  When you arrive, please check in at the Law Library & Legal Resource Center, located on the first floor of the courthouse.  An attorney is available to provide free consultation on how to represent oneself and complete forms for family law matters, such as custody, divorce, modification of child support and other family law issues. Visitors must be self-represented and have low income to qualify for service. If you have any questions, please contact the Law Librarian at the Circuit Court at 410-313-2135.

Evening Sessions

The Family Law Assistance Program is also offered in the evenings – on the second and third Tuesday evening of each month, restarting in September 2021 - by appointment.  All evening sessions are held in the 50+ Center at the East Columbia Branch public library at 6600 Cradlerock Way, Columbia 21045.  Evening sessions are held from 6:00pm – 8:00pm.  Please click the following link for detailed information for the evening sessions.

Upcoming Evening 2021 dates:
September 14th and 21st
October 12th and 19th
November 9th and 16th
December 14th and 21st

For more information, please contact the Law Librarian, Sandy Brewer, at 410-313-2135 or at sandy.brewer@mdcourts.gov.