Legal Information: Maine

Custody

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Updated: 
November 10, 2017

Can I keep my address confidential during a custody case?

Yes. The court can order that the address of you and your child be kept confidential (private).1 If you are afraid for your safety if the other parent has your address, make sure you tell this to the judge so steps can be taken to keep you and your child safe. For example, in addition to keeping your address confidential, the judge can order that you and the other parent exchange the child at a different location than your home.2

1 M.R.S.A. 19-A § 1653(6)(D)
2 M.R.S.A. 19-A § 1653(6)(B)(1)