Hotline workers

The Women’s Law Center’s free hotline answers questions about family law. The hotline is staffed by an experienced attorney. While the hotline attorney cannot represent you in court, he or she will provide basic information to help you understand your rights and tell you about other community resources to help you. Hotline services are anonymous and are available to men and women.

Family Law Hotline

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.

The Family Law Hotline is operated in partnership with the Legal Aid Bureau, Inc. Your call will be answered by a Women’s Law Center staff attorney, volunteer attorney or Legal Aid Bureau staff attorney. All Family Law Hotline attorneys are knowledgeable about Maryland family law. You can read more about family law and the legal process at the Peoples Law Library.