Message from the Judge In Charge
Honorable Michael A. DiPietro, Judge In Charge
Courthouse East, Chambers 120
111 N. Calvert Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21202
Telephone: (410) 396-5060/61
Fax: (410) 545-7327
The Family Division of the Circuit Court for Baltimore City is dedicated to providing effective and efficient resolution to domestic disputes. The Court strives to facilitate the examination and evaluation of family conflicts in a manner that promotes the dignity and respect of the families involved.
The Family Division judges and magistrates preside over matters of adoption, child support, custody, divorce, guardianship, protective orders, and visitation. Cases are individually analyzed and assessed, as we endeavor to construct remedies that comply with applicable law and effectively address the safety, stability, integrity and accountability of the parties and children.
It is the goal of the Family Division to fashion sustainable remedies that reduce the need for additional court involvement. In doing so, the Court utilizes a variety of court-funded and community resources such as mediation, co-parenting education, supervised visitation, and counseling. These resources provide parties with guidance and tools that are helpful to restoration of healthy family functioning without court involvement.