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What is a Guardian ad Litem?

Note: This article is about guardian ad litems in the state of Maine. This role, and the process around a guardian ad litem may be different in other states.
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Divorce and Separation: Where Can I Get Help?

Lists resources for people who are separating or going through divorce: where to get legal and financial help, and other support services.

Courthouse Assistance Programs

Help for people doing their own divorce - or other family law - case in Maine.
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Maine Sample Motion to Waive Adoption Home Study

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.
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Maine Sample Child Protection Petition

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
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Maine Sample Affidavit of Friend

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.
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Maine Sample Acknowledgment of Receipt of Child Protection Petition

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.
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FM-221 Amended Order Appointing Guardian Ad Litem

The Maine court form for amending or changing the order appointing a Guardian Ad Litem
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FM-218 Motion for Expedited Hearing

The Maine court form for requesting an expedited hearing in a family law case
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FM-216 Uncontested Joint Petition for Pre-Birth Determination of Parentage

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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