Family Law Assistance Program

Morning Sessions

The Family Law Assistance Program is offered on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00am – 12:00pm – appointment recommended; however, walk-ins will be seen that day, as time permits.  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 to moderate 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 two evenings a month from 6:00pm – 8:00pm only by appointment. If you want to schedule an appointment, please call the Law Librarian at 410-313-2135 or send an email to All evening sessions are offered at the East Columbia Branch library – in the 50+ Center meeting room at 6600 Cradlerock Way, Columbia 21045. Please see below for upcoming evening dates.

Upcoming 2023 Evening dates:

April 11 & 18
May 9 & 16
June 6 & 13
July 11 & 18
August 8 & 15
September 12 & 19
October 10 & 17
November 14 & 21
December 12 & 19

For more information, please contact the Law Librarian, Sandy Brewer, at 410-313-2135 or at