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 Nancy Grimm, Family Law Attorney, at 443-451-4071.

Divorce


Training Materials

Divorce and Custody Nuts and Bolts (Part 1)

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

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Video / Slides

2023 Legislation on Maryland Divorce Law with Practice Tips

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Video / Factsheet

2023 Legislation on Maryland Divorce Law

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Custody


Training Materials

Divorce and Custody Nuts and Bolts (Part 1)

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

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Factsheet

Child Support

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Article

Guide to Third Party Custody – What’s the Difference?

Written by Family Law Attorney, Nancy Grimm

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Video

Navigating Third Party Custody and Non-Parent Custody Rights in Maryland

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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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Video

Third Party Custody vs. De Facto Parenting – What’s the Difference?

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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 join, contact Margaret Henn, MVLS Deputy Director, at 443-451-4067, mhenn@mvlslaw.org or Nancy Grimm, MVLS Family Law Attorney, at 443-451-4071 or ngrimm@mvlslaw.org.

Video / Factsheet

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

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General Courtroom Proceedings


Video / Factsheet

Courtroom Procedures – What to Know Before You Go

Video Factsheet

Immigration


Slides

Immigration Protections for Children – How You Can Help

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