You are eligible to file for divorce in the state of Maine if:
- You are married and have lived in Maine for six months or longer, or
- You are a resident of Maine and were married in Maine, or
- You are a resident of Maine and were living in Maine when the reason for divorce arose, or
- Your spouse is a resident of Maine
IMPORTANT: The Summons and Preliminary Injunction form can be obtained from the Clerk of Court for a small fee. It is not available online.
A divorce with children involved is very different from a divorce that does not involve children. In either type of divorce, Maine law requires a minimum waiting period of 60 days beween the filing of the initial divorce paperwork and the final hearing. Your case may take much longer, especially if you and your spouse do not agree on all issues including the division of assets and debts, child support, and custody of minor children.
To file for divorce with no minor children, you will need the following Maine divorce forms packet. You probably won’t need all of the forms in the packet.
To file for divorce without minor children, you will need the following Maine divorce forms packet. You probably won’t need all of the forms in the packet.
Feel like you need a divorce lawyer? Visit our Divorce Lawyers in Maine page.