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How to: Change Your Name and Gender Marker in Maine

Printable Guide --> This is a guide for adults i
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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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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.
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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.
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Probate Jurisdictional Affidavit - AF-101

The Maine court form for determining the jurisdiction for certain family law and name change cases
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PB-003 Jurisdictional Affidavit for Adoption, Minor Guardianship, and Minor Name Change

A fill-able .pdf of Maine court form PB-03, the Jurisdictional Affidavit that must be filed in District court with any adoption, minor guardianship, or minor name change case.
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Minor Name Changes in Maine

To change your name, or the name of a minor in your care, you will usually need to file a petition with the Probate Court in the county where you live. There are some special procedures for changing your name if you are under 18 years old.