Divorce, Custody, & Family
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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.

The Tax Consequences of Divorce or Separation

Divorce or separation can mean big changes on your taxes. Spousal support, also called alimony, and a name change are just a few things you may need to consider. Here are some tax tips to keep in mind if you are recently divorced or separated.

Military Retirement Pay and the Collection of Child and Spousal Support

Federal and State Law Federal and state law allow money from military retirement pay to be withheld to meet most child support and spousal support (alimony) obligations.

Parents on Active Duty: Legal Considerations

Your rights as a parent do not stop when you are in the military and called to active duty. There are many things to consider and plan for, especially if you are separated from your child’s other parent.  This is a summary of some of the relevant Maine laws that may help you understand your rights.

Military Search for Service by Alternative Means

If you are starting a family law case (such as a divorce or setting parental rights and responsibilities), you must tell the other party that you are bringing a court action against them. You do this by "serving" the other party. This means that you give copies of your court papers to the other party. Court rules tell you how this must be done.

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.

PP 101(T) Petition for Appointment of Temporary Guardian for Minor

The Maine court form to petition for the appointment of a temporary guardian for minor

NC-001 Petition for Change of Name (Child)

The Maine Probate court form for a name change for a child. Formerly CN-2, it is now called NC-001.

CN-1 Petition for Change of Name (Adult)

This is the Maine Probate Court form for an adult name change. Learn more about the Maine Probate Courts and their requirements.

Probate Jurisdictional Affidavit

The Maine court form for determining the jurisdiction for certain family law and name change cases