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How To: Change or Enforce Your Maine Divorce or Parental Rights Order

If you are trying to modify (change) or enforce a final order from a Parental Rights and Responsibilities or Divorce case, you might find some helpful information here. This guide will walk you through the process for filing these motions.
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Maine Parental Rights & COVID-19 FAQ

Posted and up-to-date on 4/8/2020 Introduction Parents who share custody of children are wondering what social distancing and sheltering in place mean for their family law orders. Here are some common questions and answers about co-parenting during the pandemic.
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Maine Sexual Assault Resources: Child Sexual Abuse & Normal Child Sexual Behavior

How do I know if my child’s sexualized behavior is normal or a sign of abuse? Some child sexualized behavior is normal. Other behavior may be a sign of abuse. Here are some resources that may help you know the difference: 
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Healthcare Resources for Maine Children Who Have Experienced Violence

How does domestic violence affect children? Violence and trauma can have long-lasting effects on children who witness or experience violent events.
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Divorce and Separation: Where Can I Get Help?

Lists resources for people who are separating or going through divorce: where to get legal and financial help, and other support services.

COVID-19

Last Updated 9/14/2020 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.
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Probate Jurisdictional Affidavit

The Maine court form for determining the jurisdiction for certain family law and name change cases
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FM-058 Affidavit and Request for Registration of a Foreign Order

The Maine court form to register a divorce or parental rights and responsibilities order from another state.
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PA-015 Affidavit for Confidential Address

This is the Maine form for keeping your address confidential when filing for a Protection from Abuse order. Use this form if you don't want the abuser to know your address.
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PA-005 Protection Order Service Information

The Maine form for providing information to for serving a Protection from Abuse order