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Debt Collection in the Maine Courts

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.
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I Can't Pay the Taxes on my House: What Can I Do?

In Maine, if you cannot pay your tax bill for the property you live on, there is something you can do. Your city or town can decide that you don't have to pay some or all of it. This is called a "poverty tax abatement."
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General Assistance in Maine

General assistance (called GA after this) is a program run by every town to help people who don't have enough money to pay their necessary expenses. You may be eligible if your basic living costs are more than the money you have or can earn.
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¿Está dejando usted dinero sobre la mesa?

Lista de Créditos y Beneficios para los Impuestos de Maine Français English
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Laissez-vous de l'argent trainer sur la table?

Liste des crédits d’impôts et de prestations du Maine. English Español
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Get a Refund on Your Property Taxes or Rent

Tax credits for people with low incomes who own their own homes or pay rent.
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Can I Get Rid of a Lien on my Car or Truck?

Introduction Sometimes a creditor who successfully sues you on a debt will place a lien on your vehicle to "secure the judgment."  They do this by filing a document with the Maine Secretary of State's office where vehicle registrations are recorded.
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Do I Qualify for the Veteran's Property Tax Exemption?

Use this worksheet to see if you qualify for the Veteran's Property Tax Exemption. 1. Are you a Maine Resident? Yes. Go to Question 2. No. You cannot take this exemption.
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Debt collectors are calling me. What can I do?

We have drafted three form letters to help you respond to debt collectors.  These letters will not fit all situations, but they address some of the most common issues.
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Can a Creditor Put a Lien on My House?

Yes. But there may be something you can do about it. Maine law has some protections for homeowners in this situation.

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