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Know the Laws: Maine

UPDATED July 29, 2016

A restraining order or protective order is a legal order issued by a state court which requires one person to stop harming another.  In Maine, there are protection from abuse orders for domestic violence victims or for elderly, dependent, or incapacitated adults, as well as protection from harassment orders, which are all explained below.

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