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Custody Packet

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AACPLL FAQs > Family Law Resources > Custody Packet


Talk to an attorney for free, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am - 8:00 pm, phone or chat: Maryland Courts Self-Help Center 


(See Custody and Visitation Modification Packet if you are changing custody.)


These forms are available at https://mdcourts.gov/family/formsindex#domesticrelations.


General Instructions  


DR4 - Complaint for Custody.


CC-DCM-001 Civil - Domestic Case Information Report (Required).


CC-DR-030 Financial Statement (Child Support Guidelines)


If requesting child support these forms may be required later.  It is easier to use an online child support calculator:

SasiCalc in the law library  or the DHR Online Child Support Calculator @ http://www.dhr.state.md.us/CSOCGuide/App/disclaimer.do


CC-DR-034 Worksheet A - Child Support Obligation: Primary Physical Custody. Use this form if one parent has sole or primary physical custody.

CC-DR-035 Worksheet B - Child Support Obligation: Shared Physical Custody. Use this form if both parents have joint or shared physical custody.



Answer and Counter Complaint



The following is a list of resources available in the Law Library. It is not exhaustive and is intended only to provide background information for library patrons. It should not be regarded as legal advice.




People's Law Library Family Law articles:


Child Custody in Maryland including:     

     When the Custody Order Agreement is Violated

     Custody Disagreements

     Court-Ordered Mediation

     Modification of Custody

     Incarcerated Parents

     And more 

Calculating Child Support in Split Custody Cases


Researching Child Custody, Visitation, & Support Law


Visitation and Custody Rights for Non-Parents


Parenting Plan







VIDEO: Child Custody


Weekly webinars: https://www.mdcourts.gov/legalhelp/webinars


PARENTING PLAN:  https://mdcourts.gov/video/selfhelp/parenting-plan-series-why-do-i-need-parenting-plan





LIBRARY RESOURCES (The law library can send relevant chapters upon request.):


Fader's Maryland Family Law. Callahan, Cynthia and Ries, Thomas C.(LexisNexis 2021)  Ch. 5.1-5.16  (KFM 1294.F33)


Maryland Divorce and Separation Law, 10th Edition. Thomas, Daniel F.(MSBA 2019) Ch. 5  (KFM 1300.M37)


Maryland Domestic Relations Forms: with Practice Commentary. Turnbull, Ann McKenrick. (LexisNexis 2017) Ch. 3.1-3.6, 3.12, 3.16-24. (KFM 1294.A65 T8)





 Maryland Code, Family Law. Title 9 Child Custody and Visitation


Maryland Rules. Title 9 Family Law Actions. Chapter 200 Divorce, Annulment, Alimony, Child Support, and Child Custody









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