Legal Information: Maine

Know the Laws

Most of the laws relevant to domestic violence and sexual assault are based on state law.

Information about protection from abuse orders for domestic violence victims or for elderly, dependent, or incapacitated adults, as well as protection from harassment orders and moving in or out of state with a protection order.

State-specific information about custody in Maine.

Basic information on child support in Maine.

Custody and kidnapping are complicated and it is important to try to find an experienced lawyer to help you with your case. The terms used on this page are defined generally, and may have different meanings in your state.  Please check your specific state's laws and most importantly, please check with a lawyer who is knowledgeable about parental kidnapping in Maine.

In this section, you will find state-specific information about divorce in Maine.

Victims of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking may be protected from eviction, able to terminate their lease without penalty, and more.

Information about crimes the abuser may have committed in Maine and victim assistance programs.

If you are a victim of domestic violence, it may be illegal for the abuser to buy or have a gun.

You may have a right to sue an abuser for medical costs, lost wages, and to recover your property.