Court Resources 

Maryland Judiciary Case Search 

Cecil County Family Support Services 

Cecil County Circuit Court Clerks Office

Cecil County Register of Wills Office

Legal Aid

Cecil County Family Law Clinic

An attorney is available at the Family Law Clinic to provide legal assistance with forms and advice to individuals who are income eligible and are unable to afford an attorney. This service is provided in the Circuit Court. 

Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service

Save Your Marriage Resources 

We strongly encourage you to do everything possible to save your marriage before you seek a legal separation or divorce. If you have insurance that covers counseling, we strongly encourage you to seek professional marriage counseling. You may also want to consider some of the following resources:

XO Marriage

This site houses all videos and articles that can help put your marriage on the path to restoration and growth

XO Marriage Podcast

We have free marriage podcasts with teachings from some of the leading experts on marriage

Family Life

Suggested Readings:

Love and Respect by Emerson Eggerichs

The Unexpected Legacy of Divorce by Judith S. Wallerstein

“The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work:  A Practical Guide from the Country’s Foremost Relationship Expert” By: John Gottman and Nan Silver

“The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to your Mate” by Gary Chapman

“Getting the Love you Want: A Guide for Couples” by Harville Hendricks

“Fight Fair:  Willing Conflict Without Losing at Love” by Joy Downs:

“Intimacy and Desire:  Awaken the Passion in Your Relationship” by Dr. David Schnarch

“Deal Breakers: When to Work on a Relationship and When to Walk Away” by Dr. Bethany Marshall

“After the Affair:  Healing the Pain and Rebuilding Trust When Your Partner has been Unfaithful” by Janis A. Spring

“Emotional and Sexual Intimacy in Marriage:  How to Connect or Reconnect With your Spouse, Grow Together, and Strengthen Marriage” by Marcus and Ashley Kusi

“10 Lessons to Transform Your Marriage” by John Gottman & Julie Schwartz Gottman

“How to Improve Your Marriage Without Talking About It” by Steven Stosny and Patricia Edd Love

“Sex Starved Marriage-Boosting Your Marriage Libido:  A Couples Guide” by Michele Weiner Davis:

Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love by Dr. Sue Johnson

“The Relationship Cure: A 5 Step Guide to Strengthening Your Marriage, Family, and Friendships” by John Gottam

“When the Past Is Present: Healing the Emotional Wounds that Sabotage our Relationships” by David Richo

 “I Love You But I Don’t Trust You: The Complete Guide to Restoring Trust in Your Relationship” By Mira Kirshenbaum