Circuit Court

County Courts Building

401 Bosley Avenue
Towson, MD 21204



Central Assignment Office


Child Support Division

Enforcement (Room 508)


Establishment (Room G-10 – Ground Floor)


Payment Information (Room 509)


The division will file for a child support order and provide location and enforcement services for residents of Baltimore County and others who qualify on a legal jurisdictional basis. Services provided include legal establishment of the support obligation, enforcement of existing court orders, including civil and criminal contempt citations and license suspension, and the collection of disbursement of child support payments. Applications may be requested by mail, phone, or in person. A $25 application fee is required.

Custody and Mediation Division

Circuit Court For Baltimore County
County Courts Building


This division offers free classes designed to assist concerned parents in focusing on their children’s needs during separation and divorce. Separate classes for children are also offered.

Domestic Violence

Counseling, Emergency and Transitional Shelter, and Legal Representation

Ex Parte/Protective Order

Go to the Clerk’s Office in the Court nearest your home to fill out the papers.

Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Family Law Assistance Project (FLSP)

Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service


This is a free program for low and moderate income individuals filing for divorce and custody without a lawyer (pro se). This program combines self-help classes with optional family and individual counseling. Evening classes meet monthly in the county courts building.

Family Law Hotline

The Family Law Center


This hotline provides information on how to obtain a separation, child custody, child support, and ways to escape domestic violence. The hotline operates Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

Lawyer Referral Services

Baltimore County Bar Association


This service will refer you to an experienced attorney. Participating attorneys charge a fee of $35.00 for a one-half hour consultation. The purpose of the consultation is to determine if further legal assistance is needed. Subsequent fees are set by the attorney.

Legal Aid Bureau

Baltimore County Office


A pro se Divorce Class is held monthly for those who have been separated for at least two years and have no child support, property or alimony issues.

Legal Forms Helpline

The Family Law Center


This hotline assists people in determining if they should represent themselves in a family law case, in understanding the legal process, and in completing the forms distributed by the circuit court clerk’s office.

Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service, Inc.


This service refers low and moderate income individuals to free (pro bono) attorneys.

People’s Law Library Of Maryland

This free internet site contains information and forms on Maryland Family Law. Public Internet terminals are available at all Baltimore County public library locations.

Pro Se Family Law Program

The Family Law Center

Ground Floor, County Courts Building

This program provides assistance to those who are handling their simple, uncontested family law cases without a lawyer, using forms available from the circuit court. No appointments are necessary. The hours are as follows:

Monday – 9:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.
Wednesday – 2:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.
Friday – 9:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.

Reduced Fee Program

Baltimore County Bar Association


This program refers low and moderate income individuals to attorneys. There is no charge for the initial consultation. The hourly fee for representation is $50.00.

Domestic Violence Resources

The following services provide or give referrals for Counseling, Emergency and Transitional Shelter, and Legal Representation for those seeking relief from domestic violence.

Family Crisis Centers – by County

Anne Arundel County

Battered Spouse Program

410-269-0378 (Baltimore Line)

Baltimore County

Battered Spouse Program Family and Children’s Services of Central Maryland

410-828-6390 (24-Hour Hotline)

Family Crisis Center

410-285-4357 (Counseling)
410-285-7496 (Shelter)

House of Ruth, Inc.

410-889-RUTH (24-Hour Hotline)

Carroll County

Battered Spouse Program Family and Children’s Services of Central Maryland

410-857-0077 (24-Hour Hotline)

Harford County

Hearty House, Inc

301-662-8800 (24-Hour Hotline and Office)

Family Violence Unit

1 Investment Place
Towson, MD 21204

Ex Parte Advocate

24 Hour Hotline: 410-828-6390

House Of Ruth

2201 Argonne Drive
Baltimore, Maryland 21218

Hotline: 410 889-7884
Administration: 410 889-0840
Domestic Violence Legal Clinic: 410 554-8463

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