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Divorce Packet

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AACPLL FAQs >   Divorce Packet


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.


(See also: Separation Agreements and the Custody Packet for parenting plans)





Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Family Court Help Center  - in-person services

8:30 am - 4:30 pm, M-F (closed 1:00 pm -2:00 pm)


Maryland Court Help Center

phone (410-260-1392) and online chat services (https://www.mdcourts.gov/helpcenter/mchc)

8:30 am - 8:00 pm, M -F    




The following forms are all available at https://mdcourts.gov/family/formsindex#domesticrelations.


Guide & File (Easy Court Forms) for divorce are now available in a guided interview format for filing petition and the answer.


Spanish Language forms https://mdcourts.gov/family/family-forms-spanish 




Instructions for Completing and Filing Divorce Forms (CC-DRIN-A) https://www.mdcourts.gov/sites/default/files/court-forms/ccdrin.pdf


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


CC-DR-20 - Complaint for Absolute Divorce (Includes requests for custody, visitation, child support, alimony, and other types of property decisions)

Instructions for completing CC-DR-020 


CC-DR-031 - Financial Statement (General) must be filed with Notice Regarding Restricted Information. financial statement.pdf


CC-DR-033 - Joint Statement of Parties Concerning Marital and Non-Marital Property must be filed with Notice Regarding Restricted Information. financial statement.pdf


When filing financial information, please see:  Restricted Information Form 



If children are involved:


CC-DR-030 Financial Statement (Child Support Guidelines) must be filed with Notice Regarding Restricted Information. financial statement.pdf



If requesting child support, the worksheets below may be required later. However, it is easier to use one of these online child support calculators:



Use this worksheet if one parent has sole or primary physical custody:

CC-DR-034 Worksheet A - Child Support Obligation: Primary Physical Custody 


Use this worksheet if both parents have joint or shared physical custody:

CC-DR-035 Worksheet B - Child Support Obligation: Shared Physical Custody 


When filing financial information, please see:  Restricted Information Form 


Answer and Counter Complaint




Mutual Consent  - more resources on mutual consent divorce.


Parenting Plan


Sample Parenting Plan (Anne Arundel County)


Joint Statement of the Parties Concerning Decision-Making Authority and Parenting Time  



Online Resources


Maryland Judiciary




Divorce - A 9-Part Series (Videos) 




Responding to a Complaint for Divorce in Maryland  (on-demand)


Filing for Divorce in Maryland (on-demand)



People's Law Library of Maryland articles on divorce include:

Alimony in Maryland with link to an Alimony Quiz 


Overview of Divorce in Maryland  


Separation Agreements


Marital and Non-Marital Property in Maryland


Enforcing Orders


How Will Divorce or Separation Affect My Immigration Status?


The Maryland Custody & Divorce Self Help Client Workbook



Library Resources 


Fader's Maryland Family Law. / Callahan, Cynthia and Ries, Thomas C. (LexisNexis 2021) (RES KFM 1294.F33) and online on Lexis in the law library.


Legal Rights in Marriage and Divorce, 8th ed. (Women's Law Center of Maryland, 2018) (Self Help KFM 1296.W45 2018)

Derechos Juridicos en el Matrimonio y el Divorcio Spanish 2d Edition (Women's Law Center of Maryland, 2001)


Maryland Divorce and Separation Law, 11th Edition. / Condliffe, John J. and Debra B. Cruz (MSBA 2023) (KFM 1300.M37) and online in the law library.


Maryland Domestic Relations Forms: with Practice Commentary. / Turnbull, Ann McKenrick. (LexisNexis 2017) (KFM 1294.A65 T8) and on Lexis in the law library





Available Below and in Law Library:


Maryland Code, Family Law, Title 7 Divorce


Maryland Rules of Procedure: Md. Rules of Procedure Title 9, Chapter 200







OR go to the Family Law Resources in sidebar under Self Help @ aacpll.pbworks.com 

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