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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. When do I need to file a Jurisdictional Affidavit? If you are filing an adoption, guardianship, or name change case for a child, you will more...

Guide to Adoption Services in Maine

Maine DHHS posts this guide, along with other helpful online information, to help prospective parents who may want to adopt a child. more...

LGBTQ Family Law Guide

Introduction This guide covers many family law topics with information specific to LGBTQ people and families. We also link to other helpful resources. Contents Marriage, Domestic Partnerships, and Civil Unions Divorce, Parentage, Property, and Spousal Support Second Parent Adoption   more...

The Probate Process: Legal Guardianships and Adoptions

Maine Kids-Kin posts helpful information for relative caretakers.  Follow the link below and scroll down to:  Resource Guide for Maine Grand Families, and Legal Guide for Grand Families more...