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All Court Forms

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Family Law

This is a sample motion to waive a home study for a second-parent adoption.

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.

The rules require the signature of the Clerk or an attorney.

  • CV-037 Subpoena for Hearing on Motion for Contempt 6/14

The rules require the signature of the Clerk or an attorney.  The Maine Court website states that a hard copy of this form must be purchased from the court clerk for $5.

Not interactive. The rules require you to use an original paper summons from the clerk's office.

  • FM-040-S Child Support Worksheet 8/16

We have converted this interactive form to HotDocs, a newer automated document assembly technology.
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If you prefer, you can use this blank form. You will need to use the Child Support Guidelines. We provide complete instructions here: Calculating Your Child Support.

  • FM-040-SA Supplemental Child Support Worksheet 8/16

Use when parents provide "substantially equal care." Low-income families relying on TANF: Be careful. You will most likely lose TANF benefits with an "equal care" agreement.
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If you prefer, you can use a blank form. You will need to also use FM-040-S (Basic Child Support Worksheet) and the Child Support Guidelines.

The interactive Financial Statement Forms take a lot of computer memory and time to download. Be patient. If you're having trouble, you can download the blank version and enter your information by hand or try some of the tips on our troubleshooting page.

You will also need to prepare this form: CV-191 Supporting Affidavit 11/13
NOTE: The court rules state that a person whose income is from "poverty-based public assistance programs" is presumed to qualify.  Learn more here.

The Maine Court also posts these Instructions for Service by Alternative Means (link is external).

Maine courts are now using this form, in lieu of the old FM-133 Immediate Withholding Order, as required by the federal government. USDHHS has also issued these instructions for filling out the form.

Not interactive.  The Maine Court website states that you must purchase a hard copy from the Court Clerk.

Must be filed with Notice of Appeal.

Other Frequently Used Forms

The Civil Rules require you to use an original summons from the clerk's office. 

Defendants in more serious criminal matters (where jail term could result) can use this form to apply for a free court-appointed lawyer.

You will also need to prepare this form: CV-191 Supporting Affidavit 11/13
NOTE: The court rules state that a person whose income is from "poverty-based public assistance programs" is presumed to qualify.  Learn more here.

The Maine Court also posts these Instructions for Service by Alternative Means (link is external).

To be used in non-family matters. 

Must be filed with Notice of Appeal.

Probate Court Forms

A fill-able .pdf of the Probate Court Jurisdictional Affidavit that must be filed in Probate courts with any adoption, minor guardianship, or minor name change case.

CAUTION!The Probate Court rules set special forms standards. You can buy regulation forms from the Probate Court if you can't meet these standards. Learn more about this rule, get more electronic forms, and learn about the Probate Court's pilot electronic filing system here.

Maine Probate Court  "Account" fillable form - listing the inventory of an estate.

Protection from Abuse

At the court's request, this is posted in blank form only (not interactive)

Small Claims Action

If you have been sued in Small Claims Court, read this first.

Read this first before you begin a case in Small Claims Court.