This is a guide for adults in the state of Maine who want to change their legal name and/or gender marker. Your gender marker is the "M", "F", or "X" on many government issued IDs that often reflects a person's sex assigned at birth.
This is the Maine Probate Court form for an adult name change. Learn more about the Maine Probate Courts and their requirements.
Adoption, Guardianship of a Minor, Child Name Change and Maine's Home Court Act: When, where and how to file the Jurisdictional Affidavit
What is the Maine Home Court Act?
The Home Court Act is a Maine law passed in 2016. It is meant to prevent more than one case about the same child from happening in different courts. Courts use a “Jurisdictional Affidavit” to find out about all of the cases involving a child and determine where your case should be addressed.
When do I need to file a Jurisdictional Affidavit?
When you file an adoption, guardianship, or name change case for a child, you will also need to file the Jurisdictional Affidavit. There are two versions of this form.