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How To: Get Ready for a Disclosure Hearing in Maine

Printable Guide This guide will walk you through what to expect at a disclosure hearing, and what you will need to know to go in prepared.
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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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How To: Get Ready for a Disclosure Hearing in Maine

A disclosure hearing can happen once a creditor has a judgment against you for money you owe. Sometimes the creditor must take you to court to find out what property and income you have. This is called a disclosure hearing. This guide will walk you through what to expect at a disclosure hearing, and what you will need to know to go in prepared.… More
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Maine’s Service Members’ Civil Relief Act

There are two laws the protect service members who will have a hard time participating in a court or administrative proceeding because of their military duties. They are:
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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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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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Last Updated 6/2/2021 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.

Small Claims Forms

Important Notice: We encourage you to learn more about Small Claims Court in Maine before using these forms.
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SC-007 Notice of Appeal

The Maine small claims court form for a plaintiff to appeal a small claims case to the Superior Court.
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SC-010 Instructions About Service for Small Claims

This is not a form. It is an instruction sheet about serving papers in a Maine small claims case