Family Law Resources

Family Law Resources

Family Law


Below you’ll find links to previously recorded trainings and other materials related to family law. For a list of upcoming trainings, please visit our events calendar. If you have any questions or need additional information, please reach out to Margaret Henn, Director of Program Management, at 443-451-4067.

Divorce


Divorce Nuts & Bolts 101

These training materials require the acceptance of a MVLS pro bono case. Please contact Margaret Henn for more information.

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Custody


Custody Nuts & Bolts 101

These training materials require the acceptance of a MVLS pro bono case. Please contact Margaret Henn for more information.

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Video

De Facto Parent Custody

Audio Only

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Video / Slides

Special Considerations in Custody Cases Involving Immigrant Children

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Video / Slides

Divorce and Custody Litigation

From Start to Finish

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Name Change


Video / Slides

Name Changes in Maryland

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Sample

Name Change Cases

Sample Motion for Waiver of Publication

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Adoption


Video / Slides

Uncontested Independent Adoption in Maryland

(please note that this training does not have any visuals; refer to the slides)

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Guardianship


Guardianship of the Person and Property Appointments

These training materials require the acceptance of a MVLS pro bono case. Please contact Margaret Henn for more information.

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Guardianship Medical Certifications

Access to the necessary forms in PDF

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Judicare Program


MVLS administers a family law reduced-fee program called Judicare in Baltimore City, and Anne Arundel, Calvert, Carroll, Cecil, Charles, Frederick, Garrett, Howard, St. Mary’s, Somerset, Washington, Wicomico and Worcester counties in response to the large number of unrepresented litigants in the family courts, especially in highly contested family law disputes. Attorneys must have at least three years of family law experience to participate in this project.

The Judicare Project funds pro bono legal services programs to pay attorneys up to $4,200 per case representation. The attorney must then provide any additional pro bono.

To inquire about joining the Judicare attorney panel, contact MVLS Director of Program Management Director, Margaret Henn, at 443-451-4067 or mhenn@mvlslaw.org.

Video

What is the Judicare Program and Why Might You Want to Get Involved?

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