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Family Law Administration Email
Circuit Court of Carroll County

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

410-386-2751 - voice
410-751-5339 - fax

Office Hours8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday; Closed during court holidays
Contact 1Ivette W. Perez
Domestic Case Navigator
410-386-2734 - voice
Contact 2Margaret Gude
Administrative Assistant
410-386-2751 - voice
PurposeThe Family Law Administration is the location of several services available to assist the Courts, litigants, and attorneys in handling many types of domestic matters relating to families and children in the Court system. This Department was created to ensure that court cases are handled in a way that has a positive effect on the families involved.
ServiceThe services provided include: Legal information, Court form assistance, and referrals to other agencies and community resources. Free limited legal assistance from the Family Law Advice Clinic (Wednesdays 1-4 PM and Thursdays 9 AM - 12 PM) by phone. Mediation of family law cases contested guardianships, Final Protective Orders, and other civil cases as requested. Oversight of and intake appointments for the Supervised Visitation Center. Court-ordered assessments (custody evaluations/home studies/specific issue evaluations) and fee waiver applications (as funding is available) for Court-ordered services in family law cases. Children's Room for children while adults are in court hearings (Children under 8 require an accompanying adult). General information regarding the court process
EligibilitySelf Help Center - Unrepresented Individuals
FeesFile a request for waiver of prepaid cost or a Motion for Family Service Fees.
SubjectsFamily Law, Information And Referral, Legal Services
Last Updated18 April 2023