These are the forms you will need to start a court case. We post forms for the most common types of family law cases (divorce and parental rights), protection from abuse, protection from harassment, small claims, name change and guardianship of a minor.
Follow one of the links below if you need to find out what forms to file for a particular kind of case. If you already know what forms you need, go to "all court forms" list.
NOTE: You can now save your forms with the data you fill in and work on them later. Find all of our .pdf interactive court forms here - starting with Family Law forms. Further down the list, find forms for: Protection from Abuse, Protection from Harassment, Small Claims, Probate Court, and other frequently-used forms. You may need to go on to the next page (using link at the bottom of this page).
To use the forms you will need a PDF reader. Most computers have Adobe Reader, which you can use to fill out the interactive forms online. Or you can use a different PDF reader (such as Foxit or CutePDF). Click on the form you want and it will open in your reader. You can fill it out on your computer and print the completed form or save it to work on later.
In most PDF readers and in Adobe Reader version 8.0 or higher, you can save your partially completed form and finish it later - or make needed changes. We recommend using the most recent version of your PDF Reader. You can get the most recent version of Adobe Reader here.
NEW! Hotdocs Interviews and Automated Forms Want to check out our latest forms? We think you'll like this newer automated forms assembly technology. (Only the most frequently used forms are available.)
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(self-calculating with "table look up" ) If you need to print a blank version, go here. September 2011 Note: We believe that we have fixed all outstanding issues involving the "self-support reserve." But if you detect problems, please let us know.
Use when parents provide "substantially equal care" - includes FM-040. If you use this form more than once be sure to click "Reset" after each use. Low-income families relying on TANF: Be careful. You will most likely lose TANF benefits with an "equal care" agreement.
If you need to print a blank version, use this.
The interactive Financial Statement Forms take a lot of computer memory and time to download. Be patient. If you're having trouble, you can downoad the blank version and enter your information by hand or try some of the tips on our troubleshooting page.
Beginning September 2011 Maine courts are using this form, in lieu of the old FM-133 Immediate Withholding Order, as required by the federal government. USDHHS has also issued these instructions for filling out the form.