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Maine Zoom Mediation in Family Matters

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.
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What happens if I am charged with a crime in Maine? Can I get a lawyer?

How do I know if my legal issue is "criminal?" In Maine there are three basic kinds of “charges” for “offenses against the state.”
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Debt Collection in the Maine Courts

If you owe someone money, they can try to collect it from you by taking you to court. This guide will help you understand the court process and the rights you have. You are the debtor. The person who you owe money to is the creditor.
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Maine Court Fee Waivers

What is an Application to Proceed Without Payment of Fees? The Courts in Maine don't want to stop you from going to court just be
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Small Claims Document Preparation

en español Welcome to the Pine Tree Legal Assistance Small Claims Forms Preparation Tools. Use these tools to prepare forms in a small claims case. In Maine Small Claims Court is for claims that are $6,000 or less.
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CR-032 Preliminary Motion for Assignment of Counsel, Affidavit and Release

Defendants in more serious criminal matters (where jail term could result) can use this form to apply for a free court-appointed lawyer.
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CV-191 Supporting Affidavit

The supporting affidavit to submit to the court along with CV-067 to request a fee waiver
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CV-067 Application to Proceed Without Payment of Fees

The Maine form to apply to have your court fees waived
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Court Fee Waiver

If you don't have enough money to pay the court fees, you can ask the court to waive those fees. Before you use the forms posted here, we encourage you to read more about fee waivers and how to use these forms.