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How to Change Your Name in Maine

CONTENTS In General What papers do I need to file with the Probate Court? Who may petition for  a minor's name change? What are the notice requirements for change of name of a minor? What if I do not know where the parent to be served is located? more...

How to: Change Your Name and Gender Marker in Maine

This is a guide for trans and gender non-conforming people who want to change their legal name and/or gender marker (the "M" or "F" on many government issued IDs that often reflects a persons sex assigned at birth). It includes step-by-step information about how to navigate these processes in Maine, and links to other helpful resources for navigating these changes in federal systems, like the Social Security Administration, or getting a passport.  For more...

Maine Probate Courts

Each county in Maine has its own Probate Court.  Probate Courts handle legal cases concerning wills and estates, guardianships, name changes and a few other family-related issues.  If you are seeking a divorce or need a court to decide a paternity (unmarried parents) case, you need to go to your local more...