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If you owe someone money, they can try to collect it from you by taking you to court. This guide will help you understand the court process and the rights you have. You are the debtor. The person who you owe money to is the creditor.
Help for people doing their own divorce - or other family law - case in Maine.
Important Notice: We encourage you to learn more about Small Claims Court in Maine before using these forms.
If you don't have enough money to pay the court fees, you can ask the court to waive those fees. Before you use the forms posted here, we encourage you to read more about fee waivers and how to use these forms.
How do I know if my legal issue is "criminal?" In Maine there are three basic kinds of “charges” for “offenses against the state.”
The Maine Courts post basic instructions about how you can appeal to a higher court if you believe that the lower court"
There are two laws the protect service members who will have a hard time participating in a court or administrative proceeding because of their military duties. They are:
Each county in Maine has its own Probate Court.  Probate Courts handle legal cases concerning wills and estates, guardianships, name changes and a few other family-related issues.  If you are seeking a divorce or need a
Two laws in Maine protect people with disabilities. Both laws make it illegal for government agencies to discriminate against people with disabilities. Government agencies must also take steps to make it easier for people with disabilities to use and enjoy public services and benefits. The first law is the ADA, which applies all over the United...
What is an Application to Proceed Without Payment of Fees? What fees can be waived? Who is eligible for a fee waiver? How do I apply? How do I fill out the forms?

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