The Divorce and Family Law Roundtable is a nonprofit multi-disciplinary working group of professionals dedicated to improving the process of family separation, divorce and other family related court matters for Montgomery County area families, especially children. Established in 1992, our members include Montgomery County Circuit Court Judges, Family Division Magistrates and Family Division court staff, alongside mediators, family law attorneys, Collaborative Law professionals, mental health professionals, financial professionals, and representatives from family law related agencies and organizations. The Divorce and Family Law Roundtable strives to develop and implement policies, programs, and education initiatives by fostering an understanding and collaboration among all professionals who work with families in the legal system.
The Montgomery County Divorce and Family Law Roundtable, Inc., a nonprofit, nonstock Maryland corporation, is organized exclusively for charitable, educational, and scientific purposes (view IRS Tax Exemption Letter), and has the following as its principal purposes:
- To collaborate as an interdisciplinary organization of professionals dedicated to improving and expanding the quality, effectiveness, and availability of critical legal and mental health services for the benefit of all Montgomery County area families and individuals, especially children, undergoing the full range of legal, emotional, psychological, and personal safety problems and issues that are associated with family separation, divorce, parenting, crises, and legal processes;
- To develop and implement policies, programs and education for professionals working with these families and individuals as well as public education for the families and individuals facing these problems; to foster an understanding and collaboration among professionals who work with families going through family separation and divorce processes;
- To promote the public’s awareness of beneficial alternatives to litigation of family matters; to provide such assistance as may be requested or needed by the Courts of the State of Maryland and by other governmental agencies and nonprofit mental health and social service provider agencies, consistent with the Corporation’s exempt purposes, in matters which relate or pertain to family separation and divorce;
- To conduct public discussion groups, seminars, forums, panels, lectures, or other similar programs; to create and implement programs designed to assist families involved in separation and divorce in meeting their legal and mental health needs; to suggest methods by which judges, magistrates, attorneys, mental health professionals, mediators and others may more effectively serve the needs of families involved in family separation and divorce and in litigation associated therewith;
- To train and cross-train attorneys and other professionals involved in family separation, divorce and child parenting issues, especially those who from time to time, through other agencies, volunteer their services at no fee or a reduced fee to low income families and on behalf of minor children requiring assistance in family separation, divorce, parenting, and child welfare matters;
- To author, publish, distribute and provide public education materials in the form of books, pamphlets, articles, periodicals, circulars, manuals, reports, journals, curriculums, audio tapes, video tapes, visual aids, computer programs, web site publications and postings, and all form and manner of artistic and literary works which may be necessary or desirable to promote and carry out the purposes of the Corporation.