Family Services Program

Mary K. Bartholomy
Family Services Coordinator
410-479-4072 (fax)

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Directions/Parking: The Circuit Court is located at 109 Market Street, Denton, Maryland. Non-metered parking is available in the municipal lot on the corner of Gay and Third Streets as well as some side streets around the courthouse. Please avoid the metered parking spaces. 

Maryland’s Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) provides a grant to fund the Family Services Program for Caroline County’s Circuit Court. The program provides an array of services for citizens who become involved in family law proceedings. These services include a free family law legal advice and assistance clinic, a co-parenting education program for parents not living together, a mediation program for child access issues, supervised visitation and monitored exchange services, and a legal representation program for children in selected custody cases.

If your case involves children, you will likely be referred to or ordered to: 

Other resources and services which may be necessary to help the Court to make a judgment in your case may include:

  • Paternity testing
  • Drug and alcohol screening and assessment
  • Home Studies
  • Attorneys for children
  • Psychological evaluation

Free Services and resources available to persons involved in Family Law cases:

  • Family Law Legal Clinic (Mondays, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM)
  • Referral to Mid-Shore Pro Bono Program
  • Mediation at Mid-Shore Community Mediation at 410-820-5553 or
  • Children’s educational program concerning separated parents
  • Peoples’ Law Library (PLL)
  • Domestic Violence Advocacy Through Mid-Shore Council on Family Violence at 1-800-927-4673 or
  • Information and Court forms at
  • Maryland Case Search at
  • Family Law Helpline at 1-800-845-8550

Additional Information may be obtained by contacting the Clerk’s Office:

Circuit Court for Caroline County 
Clerk’s Office
109 Market Street
P.O. Box 458
Denton, Maryland 21629
Hours 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.