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Maine Divorce Laws & Resources

UPDATED: February 26, 2020

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If you’re interested in learning more about Maine divorce laws, take a look at the state-specific information, links and resources below. This is not an exhaustive list, but will point you to a variety of issues to consider in your own research, including references to the applicable Maine Codes. You might also simply decide to consult an attorney specializing in Maine divorce law. 

Maine Divorce Resources:

Maine Domestic Violence Crisis and Support Resources: Contact information for Maine domestic violence shelters, crisis centers, safe houses, and violence prevention programs. The site also offers links to Maine resources for legal aid, legal forms, Maine attorney general, law enforcement, child abuse, child support, social services, finding a lawyer, finding a counselor, and more. 

Maine Directory of Divorce Mediation & Mediators: This is a directory of mediators and arbitrators in Maine who are available to help for family law issues both within and without the court system. Alternative dispute resolution is the blanket term for the type of service that these professionals provide; it is one of the alternatives to litigation in court. 

Free Advice Divorce Articles:

Common Law Marriages
Dividing Up Property in a Divorce: Community Property vs. Equitable Distribution
The Divorce Process: From Separation to Final Judgment
Ending a Marriage or Taking a Break
Effect of Premarital Agreements on Divorce
Effect of Divorce on Taxes
Effect of Divorce on Estate Planning/Wills

Maine Family Law Statutes:

Maine Legal Separation: 19a-851

Maine Divorce:
Grounds/Fault – No-Fault: 19a-902
Residency/Where to File: 19a-901
Divorce Mediation: 19a-251
Special Divorce Procedures: 19a-905
Annulment: 19a-752

Maine Divorce and Finances:
Property Division/Debts: 19a-953
Spousal Support: 19a-951a

Maine Divorce and Children:
Child Custody: 19a-1653, 19a-2006
Child Support: 19a-603 thru 19a-608

Maine Divorce/Child Support/Child Custody Lawyers:

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How a Family Lawyer Can Help

Maine Online Divorce Services:

LegalZoom.com – An online documentation service that helps users file for divorce.
CompleteCase.com – Offers an affordable way to file for uncontested divorces online.

Maine Divorce Laws: Click below to find the Maine Divorce laws you’re looking for: 

Maine Divorce Law, Lawyers & Attorneys
Maine Divorce & Separation
Maine Divorce & Finances
Maine Child Custody & Maine Child Support

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