Family Law Self-Help Centers

Where can I get in-person legal help?

Most circuit courts have walk-in family law centers where you can get free legal help from lawyers, paralegals, or court staff. Only lawyers can provide legal advice. These centers help with family law cases including child custody, child support, child access, divorce, name change, domestic violence and paternity. Some centers help with adoption and guardianship cases.


Center staff CAN:

  • explain family law processes,
  • answer questions,
  • help with court forms, and
  • help you open, answer, or move forward your family case.

They CAN NOT:

  • represent you in court,
  • file paperwork for you, or
  • help you if you have a lawyer.

Find a family law center near you below. Each center operates independently, and most have a first come/first served sign-up process.

City/County Address Days Hours Phone Website
Allegany 59 Prospect Sq., Cumberland Tuesday 12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 301-722-3390 Learn more
Anne Arundel 8 Church Cir., Annapolis. Suite 303 Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 410-222-1153 Learn more
Baltimore City 111 N. Calvert St., Baltimore. Room 114.  Mon-Fri 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.   Learn more
Baltimore County 401 Bosley Ave., Towson. Room 101 Mon-Wed 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (closed 12-1 p.m.)   Learn more
401 Bosley Ave., Towson. Room 101 Thursday  8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (closed 12-1 p.m.)   Learn more
401 Bosley Ave., Towson. Room 101 Friday 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (closed 12-12:30 p.m.)    Learn more
401 Bosley Ave., Towson. Grand Jury Room Last Tuesday of the Month 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.   Learn more
Calvert 175 Main St., Prince Frederick Wednesday 12:30p.m. - 2:30 p.m. 410-535-1600 X2616 Learn more
Caroline 109 Market St., Denton. Room 200 Monday 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.   Learn more
109 Market St., Denton. Room 200 Third Thursday of the month 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.   Learn more
Carroll 55 N. Court St., Westminster. Suite 208 Wednesday 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 410-386-2751 Learn more
55 N. Court St., Westminster. Suite 208 Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 410-386-2751 Learn more
Cecil 129 East Main St., Elkton. Room 205 Monday 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 410-996-1157 Learn more
130 East Main St., Elkton. Room 205 Tuesday  8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. 410-996-1157 Learn more
131 East Main St., Elkton. Room 205 Wednesday 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  410-996-1157 Learn more
132 East Main St., Elkton. Room 205 Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. 410-996-1157 Learn more
Charles 200 Charles St., LaPlata Tuesday 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 301-932-3278 Learn more
201 Charles St., LaPlata 1st and 3rd Wednesdays 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 301-932-3278 Learn more
Dorchester 206 High St., Cambridge. Room 101 Monday 12:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 410-228-1395 Learn more
207 High St., Cambridge. Room 101 Wednesday 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 410-228-1395 Learn more
Frederick 100 W. Patrick St., Frederick. Lower level.  Tues-Thurs 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 301-600-2023 Learn more
Frederick Community College, Bldg. E 3rd Tuesday 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 301-600-2023 Learn more
Garrett 203 S. 4th St., Oakland Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 301-334-7602 Learn more
Harford 20 W. Courtland St., Bel Air. Level A Mon-Fri 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 410-638-4916 Learn more
Howard 8360 Court Ave., Ellicott City. Room 209 Monday & Wednesday 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 410-313-2135 Learn more
8361 Court Ave., Ellicott City. Room 209 1st and 3rd Friday 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 410-313-2135 Learn more
6600 Cradlerock Way, Columbia 2nd, 3rd, 4th Tuesday 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 410-313-2135 Learn more
8360 Court Ave., Ellicott City. Room 209 1st, 2nd, 3rd Tuesday 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 410-313-2135 Learn more
66 Cradlerock Way, Columbia 1st Tuesday 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 410-313-2135 Learn more
Kent 103 N. Cross St., Chestertown. 2nd floor. Tues & Thurs 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 410-810-1059 Learn more
103 N. Cross St., Chestertown. 2nd floor. Wednesday 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 410-810-1059 Learn more
Montgomery 50 Maryland Ave., Rockville. South Tower, Room 1500.  Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 240-777-9076 Learn more
51 Maryland Ave., Rockville. South Tower, Room 1500.  Tuesday 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 240-777-9076 Learn more
Prince George's 14735 Main St, Upper Marlboro. Room M0416 Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 301-780-8000 Learn more
Room 2435 Mon-Thurs 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 240-391-6370 Learn more
Room 2435 Friday 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 240-391-6370 Learn more
Queen Anne's 200 N. Commerce St., Centreville. Suite 114 Mon-Fri 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.   Learn more
200 Library Cir., Stevensville 1st & 2nd Thursday 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.   Learn more
121 S. Commerce St., Centerville 3rd & 4th Thursday 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.   Learn more
Somerset 30513 Prince William St., Princess Anne Friday 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 410-621-7583 Learn more
St. Mary's 41605 Courthouse Dr., Leonardtown Wednesday 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.   Learn more
41606 Courthouse Dr., Leonardtown last Friday 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.   Learn more
21677 Franklin Delano Roosevelt Blvd., Lexington Park 1-3 x per month Call for hours 301-475-7844 x4121 Learn more
Talbot 11 N. Washington St., Easton. South Wing. Monday 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 410-770-6806 Learn more
12 N. Washington St., Easton. South Wing. 1st & 3rd Friday 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.  410-770-6806 Learn more
100 W. Dover St., Easton 1st Thursday 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 410-770-6806 Learn more
Washington 24 Summit Ave., Hagerstown. Room 229 Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 240-313-2580 Learn more
Wicomico 101 N. Division St., Salisbury Monday 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 410-334-3110 Learn more
Worcester One W. Market St., Snow Hill. Room 101 Monday 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. 410-632-5638 Learn more
One W. Market St., Snow Hill. Room 101 3rd Wednesday (Guardianship only) 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. 410-632-5638 Learn more