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Which Self-Help Center should I call???

Posted by Chi Song on November 9, 2015

There are 3 types of self-help centers in Maryland, which provide limited legal help for people who do not have an attorney. Here’s a brief breakdown of the self-help centers. If you are not sure which self-help center is the right one for you, please contact the law library!

Maryland Courts Self-Help Center

District Court Self-Help Resource Centers

Family Law Self-Help Centers*

  • Online Chat
  • Phone (410-260-1392)
  • Online Chat
  • Phone (410-260-1392)
  • Walk-In in Upper Marlboro and Glen Burnie Only
  • Anne Arundel County Phone (410-280-5374)
  • Statewide Phone (410-260-1392) and Online Chat (see Maryland Courts Self-Help Center)
  • Walk-In in most Circuit Courts
Hours: 8:30 AM – 8:00 PM

Monday through Friday

Walk-in Hours: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Monday through Friday

PHONE AND ONLINE is the same as the Maryland Courts Self-Help Center

Walk-in Hours vary by location: Anne Arundel County Family Self-Help Center is open:  MON, WED & THU 9:00 – 4:30 and TUE & FRI 9:00 – 1:00

Anne Arundel County Phone: 410-280-5374
9:00 AM – 12:00 NOON
Monday through Friday

PHONE AND ONLINE is the same as the Maryland Courts Self-Help Center

Full Range of CIVIL matters

  • landlord-tenant
  • small and large claims
  • debt collection
  • return of property (replevin and detinue)
  • protective orders
  • peace orders
  • shielding
  • expungement
  • divorce
  • custody
  • child support
  • guardianship
District Court Civil Matters ONLY (Walk-Ins)

  • landlord-tenant
  • debt collection
  • return of property (replevin and detinue)
  • small and large claims
  • protective orders
  • peace orders

Phone and Online Chat Services are the same as Maryland Courts Self-Help Center.

Family Law Matters ONLY

  • divorce
  • custody
  • child support
  • domestic violence (protective orders)
  • name change

*Scroll to the bottom of the page to locate the Family Law Self Help Center nearest you.

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