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Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, & Abuse
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.
Am I the victim of sexual harassment by my landlord or neighbor? You are not alone. Sexual harassment by landlords or neighbors can make it hard to live in your home. Under Maine and Federal law, sexual harassment is sex discrimination. Sex discrimination in housing is illegal.
Can I find out if a person who committed a crime against me is being released from jail or prison? Generally, yes. You can get a “notification of release” if you are the victim of a crime.
A Protection from Abuse Order is a Court Order that can help protect you and your children from people who are a threat to you. You can get a Protection from Abuse Order against: -your spouse or ex-spouse, someone who you live with or used to live with, your current or former dating partner or intimate partner, anyone who has stalked you or… More
Up-to-date as of 5/29/2020 Is PTLA open? Can I still get help? To protect our clients and staff, all PTLA offices are closed to the public. If you have a current case, please reach out to our staff by e-mail or phone.
The Family Law and Victim Rights Unit at Pine Tree Legal Assistance provides statewide coverage for the civil legal needs of victim/survivors of sexual assault. In many areas of the state, the Family Law and Victim Rights Unit also provides civil legal services to victim/survivors of domestic violence.
We have put together several forms kits - they have all the forms you will need for Maine Protection from Abuse and Protection from Harassment cases. You can use these kits, or you can find a particular form you need from the All Court Forms page.