The Circuit Court for Prince George's County Welcomes All - A Fair Forum for Justice
I DON’T HAVE A LAWYER…
What help can I get from the Family Division Information Center?
- Forms for pleadings in some types of cases
- Information about programs for troubled families in Prince George’s County
- Procedural advice, explaining where and how to file pleadings
NO legal advice, or answers to questions about the law
Should I have a lawyer handle my case?
YES, if you are in a case involving a dispute over:
- paternity, guardianship, or adoption of a minor child
- custody, visitation or support of a minor child
- grounds for divorce
- alimony, marital property, or pension benefits
- guardianship for a disabled adult, or other issues
YES, if you need help to:
- locate or serve a necessary party
- obtain financial or other information important to your case
- represent you in court or talk with the opposing party or lawyer
How can I find a lawyer who can help me?
To find a Maryland lawyer who in familiar with Maryland family law, call:
- Prince George’s County Lawyer Referral Service 301-952-1440
But, what if I can’t afford a lawyer?
You may qualify for representation at a reduced fee or no cost. Call:
- Community Legal Services 301-864-8353
- Legal Aid Bureau of Prince George’s County 301-927-6800
Is there someone who can just answer a few legal questions?
YES. Lawyers volunteer to provide free, limited legal advice (10 – 15 minutes) in the Pro Bono Clinic in the Courthouse. You cannot make an advanced appointment. You must sign in, on the day you wish to see the lawyer, at least one hour before closing.
Pro Bono Clinic hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday
9 a.m. to Noon Friday