Self Help Tools

Divorce, Custody, & Family
Displaying 1 - 3 of 3
Icon for Guides, How To's and Classrooms

How to: Change Your Name and Gender Marker in Maine

Printable Guide --> This is a guide for trans or
Icon for Guides, How To's and Classrooms

Adoption, Guardianship of a Minor, Child Name Change and Maine's Home Court Act: When, where and how to file the Jurisdictional Affidavit

What is the Maine Home Court Act? The Home Court Act is a Maine law passed in 2016. It is meant to prevent more than one case about the same child from happening in different courts. Courts use the Jurisdictional Affidavit to find out about all of the cases involving a child. They do this to make sure they are following the Act.
Icon for Guides, How To's and Classrooms

Guardianship of a Minor

How can a family member or other responsible adult become the legal guardian of a child whose parents are unable or unwilling to care for them?