Parental Rights and Responsibilities: Maine Court Forms

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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 read Divorce and Parental Rights in Maine.


To get your case into court, you must fill out, 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. We believe that these forms will work if you have Adobe Reader 4.0 or higher; you can save your forms if you're using Adobe Reader 8.0 or higher. 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. Caution: There may be bugs. But we encourage you to try them out and let us know how they work for you. More technical details here
FM-082 Parental Rights and Responsibilities Case: 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

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

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FM-006 Complaint for Determination of Paternity, Parental Rights and Responsibilities, Child Support

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CV-036 Acknowledgment of Receipt of Summons and Complaint or Post-Judgment Motion

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FM-038 Family Matter Summons and Preliminary Injunction

You must get this form from the court clerk.

FM-050 Child Support Affidavit Get fillable self-calculating .pdf form
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 Child Support Worksheet (self-calculating)

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