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?
- 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 Self-Represented Litigant 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.
- Clinic Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to Noon Friday