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Protection from Abuse Actions in Maine: Special Considerations When the Defendant is in the Military

Maine has a protection from abuse (PFA) law for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, sex trafficking, and stalking. For background, see our article: Protection from Abuse – How the law works in Maine. There are some other laws you may want to know about if the person accused of abuse is in the military. Participation in the court case When someone files the paperwo more...

What Happens to Your Job If You Get Called to Active Duty or Required Military Training?

Maine Law Maine law protects you when you are in the National Guard or the Reserves of the United States Armed Forces and receive orders. When these orders require you to take leave from your job you are provided certain rights. These rights include: The right to return to the same job at the same pay, seniority and benefits (as if you had remained continuously employed) Leave taken for military training cannot be used to deny you normal more...

What Happens to Your Professional or Occupational Licenses When You Get Called to Active Duty?

Maine law gives certain protections if you are in the National Guard or the U.S. Armed Forces Reserve.  These rules apply when you are called to active duty for more than 30 days. If you have a: Professional or occupational license Certificate Registration They will be automatically extended if they expire while you are on active duty and for 6 months after Also, no continuing education requirements may be required of more...

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