Divorce with Children: Maine Court Forms

February 2021 Notice: The Court has recently updated many forms - and will be updating many more as electronic filing expands! We do our best to stay on top of all of these changes, please check with the Maine Court's website for the most up-to-date forms. If you find a form here that is out of date or incorrect, please let us know!

Important Notice: Doing your own court case without a lawyer is hard and not always a good idea. Before going ahead, we advise you to go to our online classroom: Divorce and Unmarried Parent Cases: What Do I Need to Know?.

To get your case into court, you must prepare, file, and serve certain court forms. Here is a list of the forms you will need to get your case started. 

We offer two options for preparing your court forms. See the chart below.

  1. Fillable forms. These are our older .pdf forms. You can fill them out online, then print. Or you can print, then fill them out by hand. These work best with an updated version of Adobe Reader. Get more details on using fillable .pdf forms
  2. HotDocs interviews. This is a newer way to prepare your forms. It may be easier for you. The links will send you to an online interview on another trustworthy website. You just answer the questions, then print out your forms. We encourage you to try them out and let us know how they work for you. More technical details here
FM-080 Divorce with Children: What to do with these Court Forms This is not a form but it includes important instructions. Read this first.
FM-002 Confidential Family Matter Summary Sheet

Get fillable .pdf form

CV/CR/FM/PC-200 Social Security Confidential Disclosure Form

Get fillable .pdf form

FM-004 Complaint for Divorce

Get fillable .pdf form


CV-036 Acknowledgment of Receipt of Service Summons

Get fillable .pdf form


FM-050 Child Support Affidavit Get fillable .pdf form  
FM-038 Family Matter Summons and Preliminary Injunction

Court rules require you to get this form from the court clerk. Cost: $5

FM-087 Important Information Regarding Case Management Conference This is not a form. This tells you about your first meeting at the court, after you get the court forms filed and served.

We also provide a self-calculating Child Support Worksheet. The court does not require you to fill out this form in order to start your case. But if you are interested in how the Maine courts calculate child support, you can use this form to see how it's done. You will need to know both parties' gross incomes and certain child-related expenses in order to complete the worksheet.

FM-040-S Child Support Worksheet Get fillable .pdf  form  

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