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How To: Navigate Your Divorce or Parental Rights Case in Maine

This classroon explains and simplifies the Maine Court's family law process. We hope that this will help you feel more confident about dealing with the legal system on your own.

Is this classroom for you?

You may use this classroom if:

  • You are married
  • You have children, and
  • You want to get a divorce

OR

  • You are not married
  • You have children, and
  • You want to separate or establish "Parental Rights and Responsibilities"

If you are married, but you don't have children together, this is not the guide for you. Go here for information about getting a divorce without children.

How To: Get a Divorce in Maine (Without Children)

This classroom is here to help you through the Maine Court's family law process. We hope that this will help you feel more confident about dealing with the legal system.

Is this classroom for you?

You may use this classroom if:

  • You are married
  • You do not have children, and
  • You want to get a divorce

If you are married, but you have children together, this is not the guide for you. Go here for information about getting a divorce with children.

A Maine Guide To: How to Get Your Security Deposit Back – And What to Do If You Don’t

This classroom will walk you through the basics of security deposits in Maine, from what you should do before you move in, to what you can do if you don't get your deposit back when you move out. It explains what security deposits are, and steps you can take to make sure you get your deposit back when you move out.

Is this classroom for you?

You may use this classroom if:

  • You are renting
  • You plan on renting in the future
  • You have moved out, and want to know how to get your security deposit back

If you have other questions about rental housing, you should visit our guide to Rights of Tenants in Maine.

How To: Change or Enforce Your Maine Divorce or Parental Rights Order

Introduction

This classroom is here to help you through the process of changing or enforcing your Maine family law order. We hope it will help you feel more confident about dealing with the legal system.

Is this classroom for you?

You should use this classroom if:

  • You already have a Maine court order in your divorce or parental rights and responsibilities case
  • You need to change that order, or
  • You need to enforce that order

 

How this classroom works

We've set up this classroom to reflect the most common paths for changing or enforcing divorce or parental rights and responsibilities orders in Maine. The numbered steps are in the order you will need to complete them.

Note: Some courts may have a different approach to these cases, but in this classroom we lay out the most general, basic steps that each case must go through. You should talk with the court clerk (link to glossary) when you start your case to find out how that court usually handles these cases.

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 information about name changes in general, including name changes related to a marriage or divorce, or name changes for minors, see our general information on How to Change Your Name in Maine.

Falling behind on student loan debt? Here's what you need to know.

This classroom lays out your options for many different student loan debt situations.

Is this classroom for you?

You may use this classroom if:

  • You have student loan debt
  • You're worried about falling behind on your payments
  • You are already behind on your payments, or your loans are in default
  • You want to learn more about different kinds of loan repayment or loan discharge.

Una Guía de Maine: Cómo Hacer Que Le Devuelvan su Depósito de Alquiler– Y Qué Hacer Cuando No

Esta clase le mostrará las nociones básicas sobre los depósitos de alquiler en el Estado de Maine, desde qué debe hacer antes de mudarse hasta que puede hacer en caso de que no le sea devuelto el depósito cuando termine el alquiler. También le explicará qué son los depósitos de seguros y los pasos que tiene que seguir para asegurarse que su depósito le sea devuelto.

How To: Get Ready for a Disclosure Hearing in Maine

If you were sued on a debt and lost your case, you next step may be a 'disclosure hearing.' This is a court hearing where the person or company you owe the debt to can ask for information about your income and assets.

Is this guide for you?

You can use this guide if:

  • You lost a debt collection court case, and
  • You are scheduled for a disclosure hearing, or think you might be soon.

You can start with Disclosure Basics to learn more about the disclosure process and get answers to some of the most frequently asked disclosure questions. There is also a video there that gives a general overview of some of the most important things to know about your disclosure hearing.