Self Help Tools

Divorce, Custody, & Family
Displaying 1 - 10 of 46
Icon for Guides, How To's and Classrooms

How to: Change Your Name and Gender Marker in Maine

Printable Guide --> This is a guide for trans or
Icon for content type Article

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.
Icon for Guides, How To's and Classrooms

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.
Icon for content type Article

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.

Automated FM-040-S Child Support Worksheet

This is our "HotDocs" version of the Child Support Worksheet. You will be guided to a secure national legal aid site where these forms are housed: LawHelp Interactive. You will answer a series of questions. The program will use your answers to automatically complete the forms. At the end in the interview, you can save, print, or email your… More

Automated FM-040-SA Supplemental Child Support Worksheet

This is our "HotDocs" version of the Supplemental Child Support Worksheet. You will be guided to a secure national legal aid site where these forms are housed: LawHelp Interactive. You will answer a series of questions. The program will use your answers to automatically complete the forms. At the end in the interview, you can save, print, or… More
Icon for content type Article

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.
Icon for content type Article

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.
Icon for content type Article

Calculating Your Child Support

How the Maine courts determine child support amounts.
Icon for content type Article

Should I Use DHHS's Child Support Enforcement Services?

Introduction DHHS can collect child support for you. They can also help set up child support orders. They can help even if you or the children don't receive TANF or other public benefits. DHHS may be able to help you if: