Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, & Abuse
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Rights of Maine Renters: Victims of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking

Sometimes landlords react to sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking by taking action against the victim. There are state and federal laws that can help if this happens to you.

Maine Sexual Assault Resources: Child Sexual Abuse & Normal Child Sexual Behavior

How do I know if my child’s sexualized behavior is normal or a sign of abuse? Some child sexualized behavior is normal. Other behavior may be a sign of abuse. Here are some resources that may help you know the difference: 

Healthcare Resources for Maine Children Who Have Experienced Violence

How does domestic violence affect children? Violence and trauma can have long-lasting effects on children who witness or experience violent events.

Divorce and Separation: Where Can I Get Help?

Lists resources for people who are separating or going through divorce: where to get legal and financial help, and other support services.

COVID-19

Last Updated 8/27/2021 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.

The Family Law and Victim Rights Unit

The Family Law and Victim Rights Unit at Pine Tree Legal Assistance provides statewide coverage for the civil legal needs of victim/survivors of sexual assault. In many areas of the state, the Family Law and Victim Rights Unit also provides civil legal services to victim/survivors of domestic violence.

PA-015 Affidavit for Confidential Address

This is the Maine form for keeping your address confidential when filing for a Protection from Abuse order. Use this form if you don't want the abuser to know your address.

PA-005 Protection Order Service Information

The Maine form for providing information to for serving a Protection from Abuse order

PA-001 Complaint for Protection from Abuse

The Maine form for getting a Protection from Abuse court order

Protection From Abuse: Maine Court Forms

February 2021 Notice: The Court has recently updated many forms - and will be updating many more as electronic filing expands!