Legal

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Call the Judge's Chambers at 410-479-2303 for an appointment to gain access to the library. The Judge's Chambers are open from 8:30 AM-5 PM Monday-Friday. The Law Library is not available on Monday or Tuesday mornings.

Circuit Court House
109 Market Street, Room 200
Denton, MD 21629
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Anyone with a family law question can call. Will provide resource and referral information.

1-800-845-8550
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BNI's Tenant-Landlord Hotline serves residential landlords and tenants throughout Maryland, with the exception of Montgomery County. The hotline handles more than 20,000 calls annually and there is no charge to callers for the service. Hotline Counselors provide both landlords and tenants with information about their rights and responsibilities under Maryland Tenant–Landlord Law and refer callers to other state and local resources such as rent court, small claims court, the local housing code enforcement office, and other legal resources where appropriate. Counselors are unable to provide callers with referrals to lawyers.

1-800-487-6007
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Legal Aid handles civil, not criminal, cases. Priorities for general civil legal services are eligible limited custody cases, housing, income maintenance (public benefits), and consumer/finance. Other vulnerable populations, such as senior citizens, migrant and seasonal farm workers, and nursing home and assisted living residents, receive specialized representation. Depending on the circumstances and available resources, the Legal Aid Bureau provides representation at hearings and trials, legal advice, and referral to other sources of assistance.

Contact: 
Cheryl Chiccone, Office Manager, Legal Advocate
410-763-9676 or 1-800-477-2543
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Provides a variety of services to victims of domestic abuse. These include a 24 hour hotline, crisis intervention at hospitals and police stations, counseling and support, a shelter, assistance with legal proceedings, information and referrals, outreach and assistance for Spanish speaking victims, transitional assistance, intervention and prevention to community, and prevention education in the schools. Speakers are available for community education and training. There is an Abuser Intervention Program. Volunteers accepted. Cell phone donations are accepted.

Contact: 
Jeanne Yeager, Executive Director
410-690-3222 or 1-800-927-4673 (24-hour hotline)
P.O. Box 5
Denton, MD 21629
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Provides self-represented litigants in Maryland state courts with information about the law, including summaries of the law, links to primary and secondary legal sources and referrals for legal services. The site gives the highest priority to selecting for content development topics that closely relate to civil case types most frequently handled in Maryland state courts by self-represented parties. We provide information on Maryland and federal law affecting Marylanders and their families in a number of topics, including housing, family law, domestic violence, consumer law, and state and federal benefit programs. There is also a directory of legal service organizations and links to websites of legal providers that may be able to assist you in resolving your matter. In addition, site staff maintains a calendar of events for the general public who need legal information.

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Maryland Legal Aid operates a Senior Telephone Hotline along with the telephone intake system from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (including lunch time) Monday-Friday. The hotline provides legal information and advice, brief services, community legal education, and targeted referrals to improve access and increase the number of services to older persons.

(866) 635-2948
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Get Legal Help
The Women’s Law Center of Maryland provides free legal services to help you protect your legal rights. Assistance is provided in the areas of family law, domestic violence and employment law. Our hotlines allow you to talk with an attorney who will give you information to help you understand your legal problem and tell you about community resources. Through the legal representation projects, you may be able to get a free lawyer to represent you in your case. The educational materials can help you understand the law and your rights.

Human Trafficking
Legal services for survivors of sex trafficking helps them remove prostitution convictions from their criminal records.

Hotlines
1-800-845-8550
M–F 9:30am–4:30pm
When you call the Family Law Hotline, you will talk briefly with an attorney for free. The attorney will give you basic information about Maryland family law to help you understand your rights and legal options. The lawyer can answer your questions about:
Separation
Divorce
Custody and visitation
Child support
Marital property
Alimony
Paternity
Name change
Guardianship
The Family Law Hotline attorney can not represent you in your family law case. The attorney may give you the phone number of a lawyer referral service in your area that may help you find an attorney to represent you. You may call the Hotline as often as you need. Due to the heavy volume of calls received, Hotline services are limited to brief conversations that will provide you with information. The Family Law Hotline services are available only to callers who are low-income. The Hotline attorney will ask you about your income and will collect other basic information.

Legal Forms Helpline
1-800-818-9888 (English)
T, W, F 9am–12:30pm, Th 9am–4pm
1-877-293-2507 (Spanish)
Leave a message and a Spanish-speaking attorney will return your call. The Legal Forms Helpline is a free telephone service to assist you if you are filing your family law case without the help of an attorney. The Helpline attorney can explain how to complete the required domestic relations forms, how to file the papers and how to move your case forward. The Helpline attorney can help you choose and complete forms you need for:
divorce
custody
visitation
child support
name change
modification of child support
modification of custody
modification of visitation
contempt for failure to pay child support
contempt for failure to provide visitation
guardianship

1-800-818-9888