Maine divorce forms:Family Matter Summary Sheet
Sadly, over 50% of marriages fail. To add insult to injury, divorce proceedings can take years and cost thousands of dollars in legal fees. However, it is possible to file your own divorce in Maine for no more than the state divorce form filing fees. This page provides all of the forms you need to initiate your do-it-yourself divorce in Maine.
File a Divorce Complaint with Children or Divorce Complaint without Children, a Family Matter Summary Sheet and go to the Court to get a Summons form (there is a $5.00 fee for the form as well as for some other Court forms that may be required for your case). Make sure you file the Summons so that your spouse is notified of you filing Divorce against them. Then your spouse must file an Acknowledge of Service - Summons & Complaint form as well as an Answer and Counterclaim for Divorce form. If your spouse does NOT answer the Divorce Complaint then you must file a Federal Affidavit. Then file a SS Disclosure Form, a Child Support Affidavit (if you have children), Financial Statement, and Certificate Regarding Real Estate. If there are disputes regarding finances then a Cert in Lieu of Financial Statement must be filled out. Then get a Court date and attend the hearing to get a Decree of Divorce so that the marriage is officially terminated.
In Maine, Divorces are handled by the The Judicial Branch of Maine. It is quite possible to avoid lawyers' fees by filing for your own divorce in Maine. You can download 11 of the forms you need to petition for divorce here - see the "who must file" section to determine which forms are relevant in your situation.
This is a form for giving the Court important information.
This is a form for giving the Court your Social Security Number confidentially.
This is a form for filing for Divorce if you have children.
This is a form for replying to a court summons.
This is a form regarding child support payments.
This is a form for replying to a Divorce complaint.
This is a form for filing for Divorce with one of the spouses wanting to get divorced.
This is a form that must be filed if the Divorce Complaint has remained unanswered or failed to file a notice of appearance.
This is a form that is checking to see if both spouses agree on some important issues.
This is a form that states your finances.
This is a form that helps both parties divide their real estate.
These Maine divorce forms are sourced from the The Judicial Branch of Maine at http://www.courts.maine.gov/fees_forms/forms/index.shtml. Please note that while we do our best to ensure this list of forms is complete and up-to-date, we cannot be held responsible for omissions or errors in the information we provide. If you notice a mistake on this page, please let us know and we will fix it as soon as possible.