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Divorce, Custody, & Family
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We offer this classroom to help you through the process of getting a divorce in Maine. We hope that this will help you feel more confident about dealing with the legal system. Is this classroom for you? You may use this classroom if:
In Maine, some grandparents may ask a court to give them contact or visitation with their grandchildren.  But, children’s parents usually have the right to decide how to raise their children including if the grandparents can see their grandchildren.  Therefore, except in urgent cases or where the grandparents have actually acted...
Help for people doing their own divorce - or other family law - case in Maine.
This is a sample motion to waive a home study for a second-parent adoption. You may need to change this motion to fit your situation, but you can use it as an example to help you create your own motion.
This is a sample Maine Child Protection Petition for a Maine Three Party Child Protection action. Go here to learn more about how Three-Party Child Protection Petitions work in Maine
This is a sample Affidavit of Friend for a Maine Three Party Child Protection action. Go here to learn more about how Three-Party Child Protection Petitions work in Maine.
This is a sample Acknowledgment of Receipt of a Child Protection Petition for a Maine Three Party Child Protection action. Go here to learn more about how Three-Party Child Protection Petitions work in Maine.
The Maine court form for amending or changing the order appointing a Guardian Ad Litem
The Maine court form for requesting an expedited hearing in a family law case
The Maine court form for mutually starting a court action to determine the parentage, and the parental rights and responsibilities before a child is born

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