February 2021 Notice: The Court has recently updated many forms - and will be updating many more as electronic filing expands! We do our best to stay on top of all of these changes, please check with the Maine Court's website for the most up-to-date forms. If you find a form here that is out of date or incorrect, please let us know!
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 Divorce and Parental Rights in Maine.
To get your case into court, you must fill out, file, and serve certain court forms. Here is a list of the forms you will need to get your case started.
|FM-082 Parental Rights and Responsibilities Case: 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-006 Complaint for Parental Rights and Responsibilities
|CV-FM-036 Acknowledgment of Receipt of Service Summons
|FM-038 Family Matter Summons and Preliminary Injunction
You must get this form from the court clerk.
|FM-050 Child Support Affidavit
|Get fillable .pdf form
|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.
We also provide a self-calculating Child Support Worksheet. The court does not require you to fill out this form in order to start your case. But if you are interested in how the Maine courts calculate child support, you can use this form to see how it's done. You will need to know both parties' gross incomes and certain child-related expenses in order to complete the worksheet.
|FM-040 Child Support Worksheet (self-calculating)
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