Resources & Support for Maryland Child Custody Cases

You don't have to go through your child custody journey alone. Many resources throughout the state can help you.

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In-depth guides

Use the following to shepherd you and your family through the custody process:

State resources

The family section of the Maryland Courts website offers court forms in various languages, ways to get legal help and more.

Maryland child custody laws are available online.

Parents can also consult the People's Law Library of Maryland for informational guides on family law topics.

Child support is handled by the Department of Human Services. You can consult the department's child support portal to find information on applying and paying for child support, among other resources.

Legal assistance

Low-income parents can contact their local legal aid office for free or low-cost help with their case.

If you need help finding a lawyer and you don't have a low income, contact your local bar association.

Help for victims of domestic violence and child abuse

The Maryland Domestic Violence Program provides temporary shelter and other support to domestic violence victims.

Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence connects victims to local domestic violence programs and has a guide on taking legal action against abusers.

The Department of Human Services offers information on what constitutes abuse and neglect and reporting child abuse.

Maryland Children's Alliance provides links to local child advocacy centers with information on services offered at these centers.

Supervised visitation centers

If your court order requires supervised visits or monitored transfers (also called supervised exchanges), you may find a supervised visitation center through your county's website. The Children's Rights Council is one organization that offers visitation centers.

Our professional sources

For more help, consider reaching out to one of our sources. The people and offices listed below have helped us with the intricacies of child custody in Maryland, and we hope they can help you, too.

Bryon W. Szojchet, Esq.
Baltimore, MD

Huesman, Jones & Miles, LLC
Gerard F. "Buddy" Miles, Jr., Esq.
Hunt Valley, MD

Patrick Crawford, Esq.
Annapolis, MD

Richard Lebovitz, Esq.
Towson, MD

Thomas Mulinazzi, Esq.
Columbia, MD

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