Resources for those in need of Family Law Help
For Maryland specific law:
People's Law Library - www.peoples-law.org
Law Library, Anne Arundel County Circuit Court, 7 Church Circle, Annapolis, 410-222-1387
Anne Arundel County Circuit Court - www.circuitcourt.org (this includes useful links and information for family law cases)
Domestic Violence Assistance:
Domestic Violence Hotline - 410-222-6800
YWCA for legal assistance with Protective Orders and "non legal" resources - 410-626-7800
House of Ruth 410-889-7884
Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence - 1-800-MD-HELPS
Books and Publications:
STOP Fighting Over the Kids: Resolving Day-to-Day Custody Conflict in Divorce Situations, Mike Mastracci (2009).
The Good Divorce: Keeping Your Family Together When Your Marriage Comes Apart, C.R. Ahrons (1994).
Families Apart: Ten Keys to Successful Co-Parenting, M. Blau (1993).
Healthy Divorce, Everett & Everett (1994).
Parents are Forever, Shirley Thomas (1995).
Joint Custody with a Jerk, Julie Ross and Judy Corocoran (2011).
The Co-Parenting Survival Guide: Letting Go of Conflict after a Difficult Divorce, Elizabeth Thayer and Jeffrey Zimmerman (2001)
Maryland Family Law, Fader and Gilbert (2012)
How to Avoid the Divorce from Hell: (and dance together at your daughter's wedding), M. Sue Talia (2004)
Other Important Resources:
Maryland Legal Aid Bureau - 800-999-8904 - www.mdlab.org
Maryland Legal Aid Bureau of Anne Arundel County - 410-972-2700 or 800-666-8330
Child Support Enforcement - 800-332-6347 (M-F 8:30 - 4:30pm)
Anne Arundel County Conflict Resolution Center - 410-266-9033 (Mediation, income-based fee)
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy - 703-838-9808
Changing Focus - 410-721-0992, www.changingfocus.org, support groups for separation/divorce