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What you need to know before you go to court in Maine

Going to court on your own can be scary, but there are many resources to help you get ready. This article is written for two of the most common kinds of court cases in Maine: -Small claims -Eviction
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Court Fee Waiver

If you don't have enough money to pay the court fees, you can ask the court to waive those fees. Before you use the forms posted here, we encourage you to read more about fee waivers and how to use these forms.
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Debt Collection in the Maine Courts

If you owe someone money, they can try to collect it from you by taking you to court. This guide will help you understand the court process and the rights you have. You are the debtor. The person who you owe money to is the creditor.
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Maine Court Fee Waivers

What is an Application to Proceed Without Payment of Fees?

Courthouse Assistance Programs

Help for people doing their own divorce - or other family law - case in Maine.
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SC-007 Notice of Appeal

The Maine small claims court form for a plaintiff to appeal a small claims case to the Superior Court.
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CR-032 Preliminary Motion for Assignment of Counsel, Affidavit and Release

Defendants in more serious criminal matters (where jail term could result) can use this form to apply for a free court-appointed lawyer.
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CV-030 Summons (not interactive)

This is a Maine civil summons. This form is not fillable because the Civil Rules require you to use an original summons from the clerk's office. We post this form for informational purposes only.
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CV-ES Notice Regarding Electronic Service

A notice about the new Maine electronic service requirements
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CV-173 Verification of Service by Publication

The Maine court form for verifying that service by publication has been completed

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