Family Law Hotline

Organization Details

301 W. Chesapeake Ave.,
Suite 201,
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Advice/Help Hotline Phone
Advice/Help Hotline Days/Hours
M-F 9:30-4:30
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Program Description

The Women’s Law Center’s free hotline answers questions about family law. The hotline is staffed by an experienced attorney. While the hotline attorney cannot represent you in court, he or she will provide basic information to help you understand your rights and tell you about other community resources to help you. Hotline services are anonymous and are available to men and women.

  • Separation
  • Divorce
  • Custody and visitation
  • Child support
  • Marital property
  • Alimony
  • Paternity
  • Name change
  • Guardianship

The Family Law Hotline is operated in partnership with the Legal Aid Bureau, Inc. Your call will be answered by a Women’s Law Center staff attorney, volunteer attorney or Legal Aid Bureau staff attorney. All Family Law Hotline attorneys are knowledgeable about Maryland family law. 

Children (Child Custody, Support, Adoption)
Brief advice/Help with forms/Clinics
Brief advice/Help with forms/Clinics
Domestic Violence
Brief advice/Help with forms/Clinics
Brief advice/Help with forms/Clinics
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