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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 Hours8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday; Closed during court holidays
Contact 1Ivette Perez Pratts
Domestic Case Navigator
410-386-2734 - voice
Contact 2Margaret Gude
Administrative Assistant
410-386-2751 - voice
PurposeTo assist unrepresented individuals who have questions about family law issues, provide court forms, limited legal advice, mediation and the use of the court mandated visitation center.
ServiceThe Family Law office assists unrepresented individuals who have questions about family law issues and helps choose and fill out forms, including requests for waiver of court of pre-paid cost. Family issues include child custody or visitation, child support, modifications to existing orders, absolute divorce or limited divorce complaints, answer to court actions, and guardianship cases. Assistance in completing the forms is provided by the Domestic Case Navigator. Call for available hours. The Family Law Office also coordinates a weekly free legal advice clinic and educational seminar that features volunteer attorneys with expertise in family law issues. The volunteer attorneys do not represent individuals in court The clinics are held on a weekly basis on Wednesdays from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The seminar is offered on the 1st Wednesday of every other month from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Those who participate will receive a booklet with information on forms, the court process, and litigation stages and will also receive a free binder.
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 Updated30 April 2022