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Family Law Administration Email
Circuit Court of Carroll County

55 N. Court Street
Suite 208
Westminster, MD 21157-5155

410-386-2401 - voice
410-751-5339 - fax

Office HoursMon-Fri 8:30-4:30
Contact 1Powel Welliver
Family Law Administrator
410-386-2401 - voice
Contact 2Administrative Assistant
410-386-2751 - voice
PurposeTo coordinate and monitor family support services, both private and public, which are provided to parties in pending domestic court cases in Carroll County.

Referrals are available for mediation, parent education classes, legal services, counseling, custody evaluations, family studies, supervised visitation services, anger management classes, resources for domestic violence victims, and other support services. The Division also coordinates efforts between the judiciary, attorneys, and service providers to expand resources available in the county. Free legal advice by volunteer lawyers on Wednesdays 4-7 pm and on Thursdays 9-noon for unrepresented persons of low income, first come, first serve.

Assistance in completing forms is given by the Domestic Case Navigator. Call for available hours.

There will be a free informational presentation of domestic law and resources on the first Wednesday of January, March, May, July, September and November of each year from 4-7pm in one of the courtrooms on the second floor of the Courthouse Annex (55 N. Court Street).

EligibilityInvolvement in a pending or future domestic case in Carroll County or in need of information of Carroll County services for families in court cases elsewhere
FeesCourt ordered mediation: $150 per person per session plus cost for preparation of memorandum of agreement. Income eligible litigants are given waivers for mediation, attorneys for children, custody evaluations/home studies, and/or court-ordered parent education classes when funds are available.
SubjectsFamily Law, Information And Referral, Legal Services
Last Updated16 April 2019