Family Law Court Forms

Most Maryland family law court forms are in this index. Type family law topics in the Title Search box to filter by adoption, child custody, visitation, child support, divorce, guardianship, domestic violence, juvenile, change of name, financial, etc.

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Forms categorized as:  Family

Form Number Title Last Revised Notes
CC-DCM-001 Civil Domestic Case Information Report

Complete and attach this form to a complaint in a family case.

CC-DR-030 Financial Statement (Child Support Guidelines)

Use this financial form in a child custody/support case in which parties combined income is $15,000 or less.

CC-DR-031 Financial Statement (General)

Use this financial form in a family case if parties combined income is more than $15,000.

CC-DR-050 Answer to Complaint/Petition/Motion

Use this form to respond to or "answer" a complaint filed in a family case. 

CC-DR-054 Request for Order of Default

Use this form to tell the court that a party has missed a deadline to respond to a complaint filed in a family case. 

CC-DR-055 Affidavit of Service (Private Process)

Use this form to provide proof to the court that copies of documents filed in a case have been served on a party. 

CC-DR-056 Affidavit of Service (Certified Mail Restricted Delivery-Receipt Requested)

Use this form to provide proof to the court that copies of documents filed in a family case have been delivered to a party. 

CC-DR-058 Certificate of Service

Use this form to certify to the court that documents were mailed or hand delivered to a party in a case.

CC-DR-059 Request for Hearing or Proceeding

Use this form to ask the court to schedule a hearing in a family case. 

CC-DR-070 Motion for Alternate Service

Use this form to ask the court to order service by public posting or publication. 

CC-DR-072 Notice - Alternate Service

Use this notice for service of process by posting or publication. 

CC-DR-076 Supplemental Page to Family Law forms

Use this form if you need additional pages for a complaint or petition in a family case. 

CC-DRIN General Instructions for Family and Guardianship Forms

Use this instruction form for cases including child custody, visitation, child support, divorce, alimony, name change, contempt, and guardianship. 

Forms categorized as:  Juvenile

Form Number Title Last Revised Notes
CC-JRE-002 Petition for Release of Confidential Information/Order of Court

Use this form if you want to ask the court to give you information from a juvenile case. 

CC-JRE-003 Request for Identification of Victim(s), Family Member(s) And Law Enforcement Agency(s)

Use this form to ask the State's Attorney for names of victims, family members, and law enforcement agencies in a juvenile expungement case. 

CC-JRE-004 Notice Concerning Position on Petition For Expungement of Juvenile Records

Can be used to by the State’s Attorney to notify the court of that office’s position on a juvenile expungement petition.

CC-JRE-005 Notice of Right to Object to Expungement of Juvenile Records

This notice states the rights of victims and other to object to the expungement of a juvenile court record. 

CC-JRE-006 Objection to Expungement of Juvenile Records

Use this form to notify the court if you object to the expungement of a juvenile record. 

CC-JRE-012 Information on Victim(s) and Family Member(s)
CC-JRE-013 Juvenile Record Expungement Information for Victims and Family Members

Use this information sheet to learn about juvenile expungement. 

JUV-11-601 Petition for Expungement of Juvenile Records

Use this form to ask the court to expunge court records in a juvenile case.

JUV-11-603 Certificate of Compliance for Juvenile Expungement

Custodians of juvenile records may use this form to inform the court of compliance with an order for expungement. 

Forms categorized as:  Domestic Violence

Form Number Title Last Revised Notes
CC-DC-077 General Waiver and Release - for use with shielding of domestic violence and peace order records

Use this form if requesting to shield domestic violence (CC-DC-DV-021 A or B) or peace order (CC-DC-PO-016 A or B) records and it is earlier than three (3) years after the denial or dismissal of the petition or after the consent expires. This is a release of all the requesting party’s claims for damages relating to this proceeding and  any and all tort claims that may arise out of this  proceeding.

CC-DC-DV-001 Petition For Protection From Domestic Violence/Child Abuse/Vulnerable Adult Abuse

Use this form to ask the court for a protective order. 

CC-DC-DV-001A Protective Order Addendum

Use this form to provide law enforcement with a physical description of a respondent.

CC-DC-DV-001B Definition of Terms (for Use With Petition For Protection from Domestic Violence, Child Abuse, and Vulnerable Adult Abuse)

Use this instruction form to become familiar with legal terms in protective order cases. 

CC-DC-DV-004 Financial Statement

Use this form in a domestic violence case. 

CC-DC-DV-006 Petition To Modify/Rescind/Extend Protective Order

Use this form to change an existing protective order.

CC-DC-DV-007 Petition For Contempt (Violation of Protective Order) Count I: Constructive Civil Contempt for Violation of Protective Order

Use this form if you believe a respondent has violated a protective order.

CC-DC-DV-016 Request to Register Out-of-State Order of Protection (Family Law 4-508.1)

Use this form to ask the court to recognize and out-of-state protective order. 

CC-DC-DV-018 Petition for Permanent Protection from Domestic Violence

Use this form to ask the court for a permanent protective order. 

CC-DC-DV-019 Request for Waiver of Appearance

Use this form to ask the court to waive your appearance until the respondent is served with a temporary protective order. 

CC-DC-DV-021A Request to Shield Denied or Dismissed Protective Order Records

Use this form to ask the court to shield court records in a protective order case. 

CC-DC-DV-021B Request to Shield Consented to Protective Order Records

Use the form to ask the court to shield information in a protective order case in which the respondent consented to the order. 

CC-DC-DV-025 Motion for Service by Clerk Concerning Request to Shield Protective Order Records

Use this form in a case involving shielding information in protective order records. 

CC-DC-DV-PO-001BR Peace & Protective Order Brochure
CC-DC-DV-PO-026 Request to Withhold My Address from Public Access

Use this form if you have filed a protective order/peace order case and you want your address shielded for safety reasons. 

Forms categorized as:  Peace Order

Form Number Title Last Revised Notes
CC-DC-077 General Waiver and Release - for use with shielding of domestic violence and peace order records

Use this form if requesting to shield domestic violence (CC-DC-DV-021 A or B) or peace order (CC-DC-PO-016 A or B) records and it is earlier than three (3) years after the denial or dismissal of the petition or after the consent expires. This is a release of all the requesting party’s claims for damages relating to this proceeding and  any and all tort claims that may arise out of this  proceeding.

CC-DC-DV-PO-001BR Peace & Protective Order Brochure
CC-DC-DV-PO-026 Request to Withhold My Address from Public Access

Use this form if you have filed a protective order/peace order case and you want your address shielded for safety reasons. 

CC-DC-PO-001A Addendum to Peace Order Petition

Use this form to provide law enforcement with a description of a respondent for service of process.

CC-DC-PO-006 Petition To Modify/Rescind/Extend Peace Order

Use this form to change an existing peace order. 

CC-DC-PO-016A Request to Shield Denied or Dismissed Peace Order Records
CC-DC-PO-016B Request to Shield Consented to Peace Order Records
CC-DC-PO-019 Motion for Service by Clerk Concerning Request to Shield Peace Order Records

Forms categorized as:  Guardianship

Form Number Title Last Revised Notes
CC-GN-001 Petition for Guardianship of Minor

Use this form to ask the court to award guardianship over an individual under age 18. 

CC-GN-002 Petition for Guardianship of Alleged Disabled Person

Use this form to ask the court to award guardianship over an individual, regardless of the individual’s age, who has a disability. 

CC-GN-003 Answer to Petition for Guardianship of Minor

Use this form to respond to or "answer" a petition for guardianship of a minor that has been filed with the court. 

CC-GN-004 Answer to Petition for Guardianship of Alleged Disabled Person

Use this form to respond to or "answer" a guardianship petition that has been filed with the court. 

CC-GN-005 Notice to Interested Person - Guardian of the Person

This notice alerts individuals that court documents have been filed that may result in someone they know losing valuable rights to make individual decisions. 

CC-GN-006 Notice to Interested Persons - Guardian of the Property

This notice alerts individuals that court documents have been filed that may result in someone they know losing the right to manage his or her property. 

CC-GN-007 Parent's Consent to Guardianship of a Minor

Use this form to tell the court that you consent to a guardianship of your child(ren).

CC-GN-008 Designation of a Guardian of the Person by a Minor

Use this form if you are a minor who is at least 14 years old and want to designate an individual as your guardian of the person. 

CC-GN-009 Designation of a Guardian of the Property by a Minor or Disabled Person

Use this form if you are a minor child or disabled person at least 16 years old and want to designate an individual as guardian of your property. 

CC-GN-010 Affidavit of Attempts to Contact, Locate, and Identify Interested Persons

Use this form to tell the court about your good faith efforts to locate interested persons in a guardianship case. 

CC-GN-011 Inventory

Use this form if you are a guardian of the property and you must inform the court about items in an estate. 

CC-GN-012 Fiduciary's Account

Use this form for annual reporting to the court for guardians of the property. 

CC-GN-013 Annual Report of Guardian of Disabled Person

Use this form if you are a guardian of a disabled person and need to file an annual report with the court. 

CC-GN-014 Annual Report of Guardian of Minor

Use this form if you are a guardian of the person of a minor and need to file an annual report. 

CC-GN-015 Advice of Rights - Guardian of the Person

This notice advises individuals of their rights after a petition has been filed with the court seeking appointment of a guardian of his or her person.  

CC-GN-016 Advice of Rights - Guardian of the Property

This notice advises individuals of their rights after a petition has been filed with the court seeking appointment of a guardian of his or her property. 

CC-GN-018 Co-Petitioner Information Sheet

Use this form if you are a co-petitioner for guardianship of a minor or an alleged disabled person.

CC-GN-019 Physician's Certificate

A physician must complete this form at the request of a petitioner in a legal proceeding to request a guardian for the patient.

CC-GN-020 Psychologist's Certificate

A petitioner will use this certificate in a legal proceeding to request a guardian for the patient of a psychologist.

CC-GN-021 Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical (LCSW-C) Certificate

A petitioner will use this certificate in a legal proceeding to request a guardian for the patient of a licensed social worker.

CC-GN-022 Medical Certificate - Cessation of Disability

A petitioner will use this certificate in a legal proceeding to terminate the appointment of guardian when a patient's disability ends.

CC-GN-023 Prospective Guardian Information Sheet

Use this form if you want the court to appoint you as guardian of a minor or alleged disabled person,but you are not the petitioner (the person asking the court to appoint a guardian for the minor or alleged disabled person).

CC-GN-024 Proof of Restricted Guardianship Account

Use this form if you are a guardian of the property and the court ordered you to place guardianship funds in a restricted account.

CC-GN-025 Guardian of the Property Commission Worksheet

Use this form if you are the guardian of the property of a minor or disabled person and are asking the court for a commission to be paid from the guardianship estate.

CC-GN-026 Petition for Resignation of Guardian of the Person and Appointment of Substituted or Successor Guardian

Use this form if you want to resign as guardian of the person of a minor or disabled person.

CC-GN-027 Petition for Resignation of Guardian of the Property and Appointment of Substituted or Successor Guardian

Use this form if you want to resign as guardian of the property of a minor or disabled person.

CC-GN-028 Petition for Termination of Guardianship of the Person

Use this form to ask the court to terminate the guardianship of the person of a minor or disabled person.

CC-GN-029 Petition for Termination of Guardianship of the Property

Use this form to ask the court to terminate the guardianship of the property of a minor or disabled person.

CC-GN-030 Consent of Substituted of Successor Guardian

Use this form if you agree to step in as the guardian of a minor or disabled person when an appointed guardian resigns or is removed.

CC-GN-031 Certificate of Completion- Guardian Orientation and Training

File this form as proof that you completed the orientation and/or the training program for guardians of the person and property.

CC-GN-032 Motion for Appropiate Relief- Guardianship Proceeding

Use this form if you are the guardian of a minor or disabled person and want the court’s permission to take an action not allowed in the order appointing you as guardian or that requires court permission.

CC-GN-033 Petition for Appointment of Health Care Professionals

Use this form if you are asking the court for guardianship of an alleged disabled person who lives with or is under the control of someone who refuses to allow him or her to be examined or evaluated by health care professionals (physician, psychologist, or licensed certified social worker-clinical).

CC-GN-034 Petition for Removal of Guardian and Appointment of a Substituted or Successor Guardian

Use this form if you are an interested person to a guardianship and want the court to remove a guardian of the person or guardian of the property of a minor or disabled person.

CC-GN-035 Petition to Transfer Guardianship to Another County

Use this form if you are the guardian of a minor or disabled person and want the guardianship to
be transferred to the circuit court in another county in Maryland.

CC-GN-036 Petition to Transfer Guardianship to Another State

Use this form if you are the guardian of a disabled person or minor and want the court to transfer the guardianship from Maryland to another state.

CC-GN-037 Petition for Termination of Guardianship of the Person and Property

Use this form to ask the court to terminate the guardianship of the person and property of a minor
or disabled person.

CC-GN-038 Petition for Resignation of Guardian of the Person and Property Appointment of Substituted or Successor Guardian

Use this form if you want to resign as guardian of the person and property of a minor or disabled person.

CC-GN-039 Waiver of Notice - Interested Person

Use this form if you are an interested person (other than the minor or disabled person) and do not want to receive these notices.

CC-GN-040 Revocation of Waiver of Notice - Interested Person

Use this form if you are an interested person (other than the minor or disabled person) who asked the court to waive your right to notice in a guardianship case and want to revoke that waiver.

CC-GN-041 Parental Designation and Consent to the Beginning of Standby Guardianship

Use this form to designate an adult to be standby guardian of your minor child(ren) if you become
mentally incapacitated, physically debilitated, or subject to an adverse immigration action.

CC-GN-042 Petition by Standby Guardian (Judicial Appoitment)

Use this form if a parent designated you as standby or alternate standby guardian of his/her minor child(ren), has not revoked your authority, and you want your authority to last more than 180 days.

CC-GN-043 Petition By Parent (Appointment of Standby Guardian)

Use this form to ask the court to appoint an adult to be standby guardian of your minor child(ren) should you become mentally incapacitated or die within two years of filing this petition.

CC-GN-044 Notice To Interested Persons (Md. Rule 10-402(e))

Use this form in a standby guardianship case for a minor. 

CC-GN-045 Notice to Interested Person (Md. Rule 10-403(f))

Use this form to notify persons concerned with the welfare of a minor named in a standby guardianship case. 

CC-GN-046 Notice to Interested Persons Whose Whereabouts are Unknown (Md. Rule 10-402(f))

Use this notice in a standby guardianship case for a minor.

CC-GN-047 Notice to Interested Persons Whose Whereabouts Are Unknown (Md. Rule 10-403(g))

Use this form in a standby guardianship case for a minor. 

CC-GN-048 Request For Expedited Hearing In Connection With Medical Treatment

Use this form to ask the court to hold an expedited hearing on your petition for guardianship of the person of an alleged disabled person.

CC-GNIN-001 Instructions for Completing CC-GN-001

Use this instruction for when completing a Petition for Guardianship of the Person and/or Property

 

CC-GNIN-002 Instructions for Completing CC-GN-002

Use this instruction form when asking the court to appoint you or someone else as a guardian.

CC-GNIN-011 Inventory Instructions

Use this instruction form to complete an estate inventory in a guardianship case (form CC-GN-011.)

Forms categorized as:  Child Custody

Form Number Title Last Revised Notes
CC-DR-002 Petition for Contempt - Failure to Pay Child Support

Use this form to tell the court about a failure to pay child support. 

CC-DR-003 Petition for Contempt - Denial of Visitation

Use this form to tell the court about a denial of visitation in a child custody case. 

CC-DR-004 Complaint for Custody

Use this form to initiate a child custody case. 

CC-DR-006 Petition to Modify Child Support

Use this form to change an existing child support order. 

CC-DR-030 Financial Statement (Child Support Guidelines)

Use this financial form in a child custody/support case in which parties combined income is $15,000 or less.

CC-DR-031 Financial Statement (General)

Use this financial form in a family case if parties combined income is more than $15,000.

CC-DR-034 Worksheet A - Child Support Obligation - Primary Physical Custody

Use this financial form in a child custody case. 

CC-DR-035 Worksheet B - Child Support Obligation - Shared Physical Custody

Use this financial form in a child custody case. 

CC-DR-005 Complaint for Visitation

Use this form to initiate a case about child access or visitation. 

CC-DR-050 Answer to Complaint/Petition/Motion

Use this form to respond to or "answer" a complaint filed in a family case. 

CC-DR-054 Request for Order of Default

Use this form to tell the court that a party has missed a deadline to respond to a complaint filed in a family case. 

CC-DR-074 Motion for Stay of Service of Earnings Withholding Order

Use this form to ask the court to stop an earnings withholding order filed against you.

CC-DR-076 Supplemental Page to Family Law forms

Use this form if you need additional pages for a complaint or petition in a family case. 

CC-DR-078 Petition for Enforcement of a Foreign Child Custody Determination

Use this form to ask Maryland to enforce an out-of-state child custody order. 

CC-DR-095 Counter-Complaint for Custody/Child Support

Use this form to respond to a complaint for child custody/child support. 

CC-DRIN-002 Petition for Contempt - Failure to Pay - Instructions

Use this instruction form in a child support case in which a party is not paying child support. 

CC-DRIN-003 Petition for Contempt (Denial of Visitation) CC-DR-003 - Instructions

Use this instruction form in a case in which child access is being denied. 

CC-DRIN-004 Complaint for Custody CCDRIN 004 - Instructions

Use this instruction form when initiating a child custody case. 

CC-DRIN-005 Complaint for Visitation CC-DR 5 - Instructions

Use this instruction form to initiate a child access case. 

CC-DRIN-006 Petition to Modify Custody / Visitation CC-DR-006 Instructions

Use this instruction form to ask the court to change an existing child custody/visitation order. 

CC-DRIN-007 Petition/Motion to Modify Child Custody/Visitation DR7 - Instructions

Use this instruction form when asking the court to change an existing child custody order. 

CC-DRIN-078 Request Petition for Enforcement of a Foreign Child Custody Determination CC-DR-078 - Instructions

Use this form in a case involving an out-of-state custody order.

CC-DRIN-095 Counter-Complaint for Custody/Child Support CC-DR-095 - Instructions

Use this instruction form to respond to a complaint for custody/child support.

CC-DR-007 Petition/Motion to Modify Custody/Visitation

Use this form to change an existing child custody order. 

CC-DR-001 Complaint for Child Support

Use this form to initiate a child support case. 

CC-DR-079 Request for Registration of a Foreign Child Custody Determination

Use this form to register an out-of-state custody order with Maryland. 

CC-DR-80 Application for the Issuance of a Warrant

Use this form when filing a petition to enforce an out-of-state child custody order and you want the court to issue a warrant to take physical custody of the child(ren).

CC-DRIN-01 Complaint for Child Support - Instructions

Use this instruction form when asking the court to open a child support case. 

CC-DRIN-06 Petition/Motion to Modify Child Support CC-DR 6 - Instructions

Use this instruction form to ask the court to change an existing child support order.

CC-DRIN-79 Request for Registration of a Foreign Child Custody Determination- Instructions

Use this instruction form when registering an out-of-state custody order in Maryland. 

Forms categorized as:  Divorce

Form Number Title Last Revised Notes
CC-DR-020 Complaint/Counter-Complaint for Absolute Divorce

Use this form to initiate an absolute divorce case. See instructions here. 

CC-DR-021 Complaint/Counter-Complaint for Limited Divorce

Use this form to initiate a limited divorce case. See instructions here. 

CC-DR-031 Financial Statement (General)

Use this financial form in a family case if parties combined income is more than $15,000.

CC-DR-033 Joint Statement of Parties Concerning Marital and Non-Marital Property

Use this form in a divorce case to tell the court about marital property. 

CC-DR-050 Answer to Complaint/Petition/Motion

Use this form to respond to or "answer" a complaint filed in a family case. 

CC-DR-054 Request for Order of Default

Use this form to tell the court that a party has missed a deadline to respond to a complaint filed in a family case. 

CC-DR-076 Supplemental Page to Family Law forms

Use this form if you need additional pages for a complaint or petition in a family case. 

CC-DR-097 Motion for Restoration of Former Name

Use this form in a divorce case to restore a former name. 

CC-DRIN-A Instructions for Completing and Filing Divorce Forms

Use this instruction form when completing divorce forms. 

Forms categorized as:  Name Change

Form Number Title Last Revised Notes
CC-DR-060 Petition for Change of Name (Adult)

Use this form to ask the court to legally change the name of an adult. 

CC-DR-061 Notice for Publication (Adult)

Use this form in a change of name case, which requires publication of a request. 

CC-DR-062 Petition for Change of Name (Minor)

Use this form to ask the court to change the name of a minor. 

CC-DR-063 Consent to Change of Name

Use this form to get consent from a parent/guardian to a name change for a minor. 

CC-DR-065 Notice for Publication (Minor)

Use this form in a change-of-name case for a minor, which requires publication in a newspaper. 

CC-DR-075 Certificate of Publication

Use this form in a name change case to inform the court that you published a notice in a newspaper. 

Forms categorized as:  Extreme Risk Protective Order

Form Number Title Last Revised Notes
CC-DC-ERPO-006 Petition to Modify/Rescind/Extend Extreme Risk Protective Order

Use this form to change an existing extreme risk protective order. 

DC-ERPO-001 Petition for Extreme Risk Protective Order

Use this form to ask the court for an extreme risk protective order. 

DC-ERPO-001A Addendum to Petition for Extreme Risk Protective Order

Use this form to provide law enforcement with a description of a respondent in an extreme protective order case. 

DC-ERPO-001B Addendum to Petition for Extreme Risk Protective Order Summary of Respondent's Behavior & Mental Health History

Use this form when asking the court for an extreme risk protective order. 

DC-ERPO-001BR Extreme Risk Protective Order Brochure

Forms categorized as:  Child Welfare

Form Number Title Last Revised Notes
CC-DR-098 Consent of Parent to a Public Agency Guardianship

Use this form in CINA cases.

CC-DR-099 Consent of Parent to a Private Agency Guardianship

Use this form when a child is being placed for adoption using a licensed private adoption agency.

CC-DR-100 Consent of Parent to a Public Agency Adoption Without Prior Termination of Parental Rights

Use this form in a CINA case to seek adoption when parental rights have not been terminated. 

CC-DR-101 Consent of Parent to an Independent Adoption With Termination of Parental Rights

Use this form in independent adoption cases in which parental rights have been terminated.

CC-DR-102 Consent of Parent to an Independent Adoption Without Termination of Parental Rights

Use this form if you are a parent whose child is involved in an independent adoption (not agency) and your parental rights are not being terminated. 

CC-DR-103 Consent of Child to a Public Agency Adoption or Private Agency Adoption

Use this form for a child who is in the custody of DSS or under guardianship of a private child placement agency.

CC-DR-104 Consent of Child to an Independent Adoption
CC-DR-105 Attorney Affidavit as to Consent of a Parent to a Public Agency Guardianship or Private Agency Guardianship

An attorney may use this affidavit form in cases in which a parent consents to a public/private agency guardianship.

CC-DR-106 Attorney Affidavit as to Consent of a Parent to Adoption

An attorney may use this affidavit form in cases in which a parent consents to adoption.

CC-DR-107 Attorney Affidavit as to Consent of a Child to Adoption

An attorney may use this form in cases in which a child consents to adoption.