Family Law: FL 101 - Nuts & Bolts Training Materials

The materials from the 9/16/15 Family Law 101 – Nuts & Bolts training are now available on MdJustice.  Go to the Family Law Task Force page.  On the left side of the page there is a list of “books.”  The first “book” listed is the Family Law 101 training materials.

The materials include:


Substantive Law

Summary of Important Cases

Custody Definitions

Custody Factors

Pleadings, Motions, and Other Sample Document Forms:

Answer to Complaint - Generic

Answer to Complaint for Absolute Divorce - Mutual Consent

Complaint for Absolute Divorce - Custody/Property/Alimony/Etc.

Complaint for Absolute Divorce - Mutual Consent

Complaint for Absolute Divorce - With Separation Agreement

Complaint for Custody - Generic

Complaint to Modify Custody - Generic

Completed Joint Statement of Marital and Non-Marital Property

Custody and Support Order

Financial Statement - Long Form

Financial Statement - Short Form

Judgment of Absolute Divorce

Motion for Alternative Service

Motion for Home Study and Evaluations

Motion for TRO - Dissipation of Assets

Motion for a Best Interests Attorney

Preliminary Injunction - Dissipation of Assets

TRO - Dissipation of Assets

Voluntary Separation and Property Settlement Agreement

Discovery Forms:

Admitted Facts & Genuine Documents (When Opposing Party Doesn't Respond)


Motion for Sanctions

Motion to Compel

Order Compelling Discovery

Order for Sanctions

Request for Admissions

Request for Production

Subpoena Duces Tecum

Subpoena Duces Tecum Attachment

New Lawyer Tools

Template - Procedural Outline of a Divorce and Custody Case

Template - Initial Interview

Template - Case Summary Tickler Chart

Template - Case Summary Tickler Chart - Completed Sample

Template - Caseload Statuses Chart

Template - Caseload Statuses Chart - Completed Sample

Sample - Testimony for Uncontested Divorce

Sample - Voir Dire to Put Custody Agreement on the Record

Sample - Record of Exhibits


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