Legal Information: Maine

Restraining Orders

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Updated: 
January 30, 2019

Can I get a protection from abuse order against a same-sex partner?

In Maine, you may apply for a protection from abuse order against a current or former same-sex partner as long as the relationship meets the requirements listed in Who can get a protection from abuse order?  You must also be the victim of an act of abuse, which is explained here What is the legal definition of abuse in Maine?

You can find information about LGBTQIA victims of abuse and what types of barriers they may face on our LGBTQIA Victims page.