This is a guide for adults in the state of Maine who want to change their legal name and/or gender marker (the "M", "F", or now "X" on many government issued IDs that often reflects a person's sex assigned at birth).
This classroom is here to help you through the Maine Court's family law process. We hope that this will help you feel more confident about dealing with the legal system.
Is this classroom for you?
You may use this classroom if:
- You are married
- You have children, and
- You want to get a divorce
Starting in June, 2020, Maine courts will allow video or telephone mediation in your Family Matter cases through video or telephone. There are no in-person mediations in court because of COVID-19.
What is Zoom?
Zoom is a program that allows you to have virtual video meetings on your computer, phone, or tablet.
Is PTLA open? Can I still get help?
To protect our clients and staff, all PTLA offices are closed to the public. If you have a current case, please reach out to our staff by e-mail or phone. If you are looking for legal help, please visit our Contact Us page for information about our up-to-date call in hours. Thank you for your understanding.
Posted and up-to-date on 10/4/2021
Parents who share custody of children are wondering what social distancing and sheltering in place mean for their family law orders. People who have family law or protection from abuse hearings are trying to navigate a more complicated court system than usual. Here are some common questions and answers about co-parenting, family law, and protection from abuse cases during the pandemic.
This is a sample motion to waive a home study for a second-parent adoption. You may need to change this motion to fit your situation, but you can use it as an example to help you create your own motion.
This is a sample Maine Child Protection Petition for a Maine Three Party Child Protection action. Go here to learn more about how Three-Party Child Protection Petitions work in Maine
This is a sample Affidavit of Friend for a Maine Three Party Child Protection action. Go here to learn more about how Three-Party Child Protection Petitions work in Maine.