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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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Military Retirement Pay and the Collection of Child and Spousal Support

Federal and State Law Federal and state law allow money from military retirement pay to be withheld to meet most child support and spousal support (alimony) obligations.
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Parents on Active Duty: Legal Considerations

Your rights as a parent do not stop when you are in the military and called to active duty. There are many things to consider and plan for, especially if you are separated from your child’s other parent.  This is a summary of some of the relevant Maine laws that may help you understand your rights.
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Military Search for Service by Alternative Means

If you are starting a family law case (such as a divorce or setting parental rights and responsibilities), you must tell the other party that you are bringing a court action against them. You do this by "serving" the other party. This means that you give copies of your court papers to the other party. Court rules tell you how this must be done.

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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FM-137 Order Setting Hearing on Motion for Contempt

The form used by the court to set a hearing on a Motion for Contempt. Not interactive.  The Maine Court website states that you must purchase a hard copy from the Court Clerk. We post this for informational purposes only.
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FM-068 Motion for Contempt

The Maine court form for filing a Motion for Contempt of a divorce or parental rights and responsibilities order