Family Law Committee

2020-21 Committee Chair

Wendy Meadows

3312 Paper Mill Road

Suite 201

Phoenix, MD 21131


2020-21 Committee Vice-Chair

Christine Malanga

606 Baltimore Avenue, Suite 204

Towson, MD 21204



Policy on Scheduling Family Cases When a Party is Incarcerated

December 14, 2017

From the Chambers of The Honorable Ruth Ann Jakubowski, Circuit Court for Baltimore County   The Circuit Court will not issue a Writ of Habeas Corpus to bring a party in a Family case from the jail to attend a Scheduling Conference, a Status Conference, a Child Access Mediation, a Child Access Evaluation or a…

Family Division Assignments 2017-2018

January 3, 2017

The following Judges will serve in the Family Law Division for six months, effective January 1, 2017: Judge Mickey J. Norman Judge John J. Nagle III Judge Jan Marshall Alexander Judge Justin J. King Judge Colleen Cavanaugh Judge Keith R. Truffer The following Judges will serve in the Family Law Division for six months, effective…

Circuit Court: Family Division Liaisons

May 6, 2016

Please feel free to contact Mr. Levasseur or Ms. White directly with any concerns or feedback to share: what’s working, what’s not, ideas for improvement, etc. Also, any attorney who wants to be added to the e-mail list to receive current updates on Family Division policies, practices and news should contact either liaison, with the…

Family Law: New policy on rescheduling Settlement Conference

March 24, 2016

From:  Hon. Ruth Ann Jakubowski Date:  March 24, 2016 Effective April 1, 2016, all Settlement Court conferences that need to be rescheduled following a postponement must be done within five days of counsel receiving notification from Settlement Court of new possible dates. It is the responsibility of counsel that requested the postponement to contact opposing…

September 20, 6 p.m., Annual Meet & Greet Family Law Judges & Magistrates. Location TBD.

Program Handouts

December 3, 2019 Mental Health Providers; the Various and Sundry Complications

May 16, 2019 Update of Family Law Decisions

November 14, 2018  Strategic Analysis of Custody and Psychological Evaluations

October 17, 2018 Family Law Divorce-Tax-Revisited- Final

May 31, 2018, 100 Days to Trial

April 17, 2018 Town Hall Handouts:

New Policy on Child Access Evaluations

Civil Contempt Protocol for Family Cases

February 21, 2018, High-Conflict Personalities and Personality Disorders


Magistrate Woods' Helpful Hints, September 19, 2017

BIA Advanced Training (Session 1 of 3), October 3, 2017

BIA Advanced Training (Session 2 of 3), October 23, 2017


Update Of Family Law Decisions, May, 2017

A History of Family Law in Maryland, April 6, 2017

Child Support Enforcement (Kiosks), January 12, 2017

Ghost Writing, December 15, 2016

Defacto Parenting, October 19, 2016


BIA Training, October 21, 2016