Tools and Resources - Maryland Divorce and Custody

Helpful web links, and suggested reading for your Maryland divorce, child support and custody case.

Legal Resources

Maryland Judiciary Case Search - Use this website to search Maryland civil and criminal court records by a person's name. Criminal and civil records are available on line for most Maryland counties.

International Academy of Collaborative Professionals - What is Collaborative Practice? Creative solutions for divorce and more...

Maryland Mediation and Conflict Resolution Office - Detailed consumer guide to mediation services in Maryland.

Short Form Financial Statement - This form is required in many Maryland child support cases.

Long Form Financial Statement - This form is required in Maryland alimony cases and in certain child support cases, when the combined household income exceeds $30,000 per month (as of July 1, 2022)

Joint Statement of the Parties Concerning Marital and Non-Marital Property - This form is required by the Courts in Marital Property cases and can also help you and your spouse to organize your family's assets and liabilities. In Collaborative and mediated cases, this form can serve as a roadmap for settlement discussions.

Suggested Reading

“How to Talk so Your Kids Will Listen - How to Listen So Kids Will Talk" - Authored by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlishby.

"Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most" - Authored by Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton, and Sheila Heen.

“The Collaborative Way to Divorce: The Revolutionary Method That Results in Less Stress, Lower Costs, and Happier Kids – WITHOUT GOING TO COURT - Authored by Stuart G. Webb and Ron D. Ousky

"Excuse Me, Your Life Is Waiting: The Astonishing Power of Feelings" - Authored by Lynn Grabhorn.

"The Truth About Children and Divorce: Dealing with the Emotions so You and Your Children Can Thrive" - Authored by Dr. Robert Emery.

"Mom's House, Dad's House: Making Two Homes for Your Child" - Authored by Isolina Ricci.

"The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate" - Authored Gary Chapman.

"Collaborative Divorce: The Revolutionary Way to Restructure Your Family, Resolve Legal Issues and Move on With Your Life" - Authored by Pauline Tesler and Peggy Thompson.

STOP! In the Name of Love For Your Children: A Guide to Healthy Divorce – Authored by Risa Garon

Parenting Plans Tool - Maryland Courts - This parenting plan tool is a guide for how parties will handle conflicts and make decisions about their child(ren).

Maryland Real Property Data Search - Use this website to search Maryland land records. - Use this website to estimate the value of your current home or look for homes available to rent in your neighborhood. – This website is a good starting point to determine a home’s true value. Zillow also offers rent and foreclosure estimates to help evaluate a home’s worth. - The only source for free credit reports. Authorized by Federal Law and endorsed by the Federal Trade Commission.