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How to: Change Your Name and Gender Marker in Maine

Printable Guide This is a guide for trans or gender
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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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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.
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NC-001 Petition for Change of Name (Child)

The Maine Probate court form for a name change for a child. Formerly CN-2, it is now called NC-001.
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CN-1 Petition for Change of Name (Adult)

This is the Maine Probate Court form for an adult name change. Learn more about the Maine Probate Courts and their requirements.
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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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PB-003 Jurisdictional Affidavit for Adoption, Minor Guardianship, and Minor Name Change

A fill-able .pdf of Maine court form PB-03, the Jurisdictional Affidavit that must be filed in District court with any adoption, minor guardianship, or minor name change case.
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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.