Important Notice: Doing your own court case without a lawyer is hard and not always a good idea. Before going ahead, we advise you to read How To: Get a Divorce in Maine (Without Children).
To get your case into court, you must prepare, file, and serve certain court forms. Here is a list of the forms you will need to get your case started.
We offer two options for preparing your court forms. See the chart below.
- Fillable forms. These are our older .pdf forms. You can fill them out online, then print. Or you can print, then fill them out by hand. These work best with an updated version of Adobe Reader. Get more details on using fillable .pdf forms
- HotDocs interviews. This is a newer way to prepare your forms. It may be easier for you. The links will send you to an online interview on another trustworthy website. You just answer the questions, then print out your forms. We encourage you to try them out and let us know how they work for you. More technical details here
|FM-081 Divorce Without Children: What to do with these Court Forms This is not a form but it includes important instructions. Read this first.|
|FM-002 Confidential Family Matter Summary Sheet|
|CV/CR/FM/PC-200 Social Security Number Disclosure Form|
|FM-005 Complaint for Divorce (no minor children)||Go to HotDocs interview|
|FM-038 Family Matter Summons and Preliminary Injunction||
The court rules require that you get this form from the court clerk.
|CV-036 Acknowledgment of Receipt of Summons and Complaint or Post-Judgment Motion|
|FM-087 Important Information Regarding Case Management Conference This is not a form. This tells you about your first meeting at the court, after you get the court forms filed and served.|
Here are some more forms that you will probably be required to file as your case moves forward.
|FM-052 Federal Affidavit|
|FM-043 Financial Statement|
|FM-042 Certificate in Lieu of Financial Statement (for parties with minimal assets and debt)|
|FM-056 Real Estate Certificate|
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