Use this form to respond to a compliance for absolute divorce if the divorce order you want is significantly different from what your spouse requested in their complaint. Read more: Divorce website and divorce video series. Use this form to apply to the court for guardianship of a person under the age of 18. Instructions can be found here. For more information, see mdcourts.gov/guardianship. Use this form to confirm to the court that the documents were mailed or given to a party in a case. Use this form to notify the court of a violation of an existing court order. Use this form if you are the guardian of a minor or a person with a disability and you wish to obtain permission from the court to take a measure that is not authorized in the order appointing you as guardian or that requires court approval. This method is often quick and especially useful when the other side is hard to find.
Ask the court clerk to mail you the writ of summons. If you represent yourself in a case of divorce, custody, visitation, child support, alimony, change of name or contempt, you must provide an additional form to the process server. Provide the process server with the documents to be delivered. Ask the process server to return the completed affidavit to you once the other page has been delivered. Once you have all the required documents, you must return to court and file the completed affidavit with a copy of the summons attached to the court clerk. For each return of service, you MUST provide the court with the following: Use this form to inform the court that you are accepting guardianship of your children. Use this form if you want the court to appoint you as guardian of a minor or an alleged disabled person, but you are not the applicant (the person to whom the court asks to appoint a guardian for the minor or the presumed disabled person). Use this form if a child is released for adoption through a licensed private adoption agency. A physician must complete this form at the request of an applicant in a court case to request a guardian for the patient.
Use this orientation form to familiarize yourself with legal terms in protection order cases. For more information, see mdcourts.gov/dv. Use this form to ask the court to legally change an adult`s name. Use this form if the court has asked you to file a statement before the hearing in a guardianship case. Use this form to ask the court to end a detention order filed against you. A lawyer may use this affidavit form in cases where a parent consents to the guardianship of a public/private body. You should serve an inmate from a sheriff or a private process server. If you don`t have the money to pay for this type of service, you may want to have someone you know who is over eighteen years old to serve the newspapers. If someone you know intends to serve the inmate, they must do the following: Use this form if you are applying to protect domestic violence (CC-DC-DV-021 A or B) or the peace order (CC-DC-PO-016 A or B), and this is before three (3) years after the rejection or rejection of the petition or after the expiry of consent. This is a waiver of all claims for damages of the requesting party in this proceeding and all tort claims that may arise from this procedure. Use this form in a name change case to inform the court that you have published a notice in a newspaper.
You should not serve an inmate by registered mail. The inmate will not be able to sign for the package, and the court may determine that the service was not valid. NOTE: During the rest of the case, you should also ensure that copies of almost all of the documents you submit in the case are “delivered” to all other parties. For more information about current service requests, see Service and Service Certificates. Most Maryland Family Court forms are included in this index. Enter family law issues in the title search box to filter by adoption, custody, visitation, child support, divorce, guardianship, domestic violence, youth, name change, finances, etc. Guardians of youth registries can use this form to inform the court of compliance with a cancellation order. If you opt for service by the Montgomery County Sheriff, his office will notify the court as soon as the service is complete. However, if service is effected through a private process, by registered mail, or by a sheriff in another district, you must have an affidavit completed by the person serving the other party, and then file the affidavit and a copy of the subpoena in court: use this form if you are an interested person (other than the minor or person with a disability) and do not wish to receive these communications. Use this form to notify those involved in the well-being of a minor named in a reserve guardianship case. Use this form to initiate an absolute divorce case. Instructions can be found here.
Read more: Divorce website or divorce video series. Affidavit of Service Form (Registered Mail) (Process Service). This is a Maryland form that can be used nationwide in Circuit Court. Use this form if you are a person interested in guardianship and you want the court to dismiss a guardian of the person or a guardian of the property of a minor or a person with a disability. Use this form to ask the court to waive your appearance until the defendant receives an interim protection order. If you are representing yourself in a divorce, custody, visitation, child support, support, change of name or non-compliance case, you must use forms ccdr 55 and CCDR 56 located on the Circuit Court website. Use this form if you are a minor, if you are at least 14 years old and you want to appoint a person as the person`s guardian. Use this form if a parent has appointed you as a reserve or substitute guardian for their minor children, has not revoked your eligibility, and you want your authorization to last more than 180 days. May be used by the state prosecutor to tell the employee the names of victims, family members, and law enforcement agencies, or to indicate that the office does not have this information. Service by publication takes place only if the person who submitted the documents has proven by affidavit that the whereabouts of the other party are unknown. In addition, the person who made the request must prove that reasonable efforts were made in good faith to locate the other party. Once these criteria are met, the court may order service by sending a notice to the last known address of the other party and placing the sheriff`s notice at the door of the courthouse or on a bulletin board in the immediate vicinity.
The court may also order that the notice be published at least once a week for three weeks in one or more newspapers distributed in the district where the action is pending. Use this form if you are the guardian of a minor or person with a disability and would like the guardianship to be transferred to the district court for another district in Maryland. Use this form to ask the court to order service by public publication or publication. Use this form to ask the court to schedule a hearing in a family case. Use this form if disclosing your address in an application for a protection order would put you at risk of further harm. For more information, see mdcourts.gov/addressprivacy. If you serve a counterclaim with your response, you can serve the counterclaim (including any other family relations form you have attached to the counterclaim) by sending copies of everything to the other party. Complete the certificate of service at the end of the counterclaim.
Remember to file the counterclaim and all forms attached to the counterclaim with the clerk of the court. Use this financial form in a custody or support case where the combined income of the parties is $15,000 or less. Use this form to inform the court that a party has missed a deadline to respond to a complaint filed in a family case. If you would like more information, print this page and show the following quote to your local law librarian. He/she should be able to help you find this resource. If you have trouble serving a party by registered mail, you can contact the sheriff of the county where the party lives. You must explain to the sheriff that you did not serve the party by mail and ask for help. Ask the sheriff what the cost of this service is and if there are any other requirements.
A blank service certificate and/or service bypass certificate may need to be sent to the sheriff. Use this form to amend an existing child support order. One of the duties of the county sheriff, or gendarme, is to serve defendants in civil lawsuits. The fee for this service is usually around $40.00. The service fee can be found on the Maryland Judiciary website. Fees for district courts are the same throughout the state, but fees for the district court may vary. If you decide to pay for this service, you can ask the court clerk (the person you will be complaining to) what the cost of the service is. It is your responsibility to know whether the person has been served or not.
The sheriff sends the employee a “return of duty” to prove that the sheriff handed over the papers. You may need to call the clerk several times before the other party is served. Use this form if you are a guardian of a person with a disability and need to file an annual return with the court. Use this form to ask the court to protect itself from public disclosure as part of a peacekeeping process in which the court dismissed or dismissed the case. Do NOT use this form for protection order cases or in cases where the court has issued a final peace order. The court will schedule a hearing and notify you and the other party. Use this form to register an out-of-state custody order with Maryland. Use this instruction form to complete an estate inventory in a guardianship case (Form CC-GN-011). Use this form if you are a guardian of the property and the court has asked you to place the guardianship funds in a restricted account. On the court forms search page, you`ll find an index of all court forms in Maryland.