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Información Legal: Maine

Conozca la Ley - Por Estado

A continuación, verá leyes específicas de este estado que pueden ser útiles para víctimas y sobrevivientes de violencia doméstica. Esta información está escrita en un formato de “preguntas y respuestas” que busca proveerle información fácil de entender. También puede contactarnos a través la Línea Informativa por email si tiene preguntas más específicas.

A brief description of the difference between state laws and federal laws.

Information about protection from abuse orders for domestic violence, stalking, and sexual assault victims, 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.

This page addresses some general (not state-specific) laws of one parent taking a child out of the state or country, without the other parent’s consent.

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.