Wed, 06/07/2017 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm


Circuit Court for Carroll County
55 N. Court Street


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Family Law for the People: Understanding the Law and Court Processes

Free Public Seminar – Register NOW!

Repeated on the First Wednesday of each month

June 7, 2017

4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Circuit Court for Carroll County

55 N. Court Street

Westminster Maryland 21157


Please do not bring children.  No child care provided.

“Family Law for the People: Understanding the Law and Court Process” is a free informational seminar for individuals interested in learning about common family law issues and court procedures.  Featuring experienced family attorneys, the seminar will cover the following topics (in order of presentation):

  • Child custody/visitation and support;
  • Starting a case;
  • Trial process and procedures;
  • Finding and working with an attorney;
  • Finding other resources
  • Alternatives to trial, including mediation
  • Divorce grounds
  • Alimony
  • Division of property in divorce.

Family Law for the People was developed by the Department of Family Administration of the Administrative Office of the Courts – Programs, the Family and Juvenile Law Section of the Maryland State Bar Association and the People’s Law Library of Maryland.

The seminar is for informational purposes only and is not intended as legal advice. 

Please register by email at or in person in the Family Law Administration, Suite 208, at the Circuit Court.  Registration information is confidential and is used for the purposes of notifying participants of any changes in the schedule and for statistical reporting. Attendance is required to obtain the written handouts.

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