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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.
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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 the Jurisdictional Affidavit to find out about all of the cases involving a child. They do this to make sure they are following the Act.
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Guardianship of a Minor

How can a family member or other responsible adult become the legal guardian of a child whose parents are unable or unwilling to care for them?
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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.
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La Tutela de un Menor de Edad

¿Está Ud. preocupado por la sanidad y seguridad de un menor de edad? De acuerdo con las leyes de Maine los padres biológicos o adoptivos de un menor de edad son los tutores naturales de el. Los tutores naturales son los responables para la atención, custodia, control, servicios y ganancias de un menor de edad hasta que el menor de edad cumpla 18… More
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La tutelle d'un Mineur

Êtes-vous préoccupés par la sécurité et la santé de l'enfant que vous aimez? Conformément à la loi du Maine, les parents biologiques ou adoptifs d'un enfant sont les tuteurs naturels de l'enfant. Les tuteurs naturels sont responsables des soins de l'enfant, de sa garde, son contrôle, ses services et ses gains jusqu'à ce que l'enfant atteigne l'… More
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الوصاية على قاصر

بموجب قانون ولاية مين، الوالدان البيولوجيان أو المتبنّيان للولد هما الوصيان الطبيعيان على هذا الولد