Legal Information: Maine

Restraining Orders

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Updated: 
January 30, 2019

Protection from Abuse Orders (for the elderly/dependent/incapacitated)

This section explains how an adult who is over 60, dependent, or incapacitated can file for a protection from abuse order against an extended family member or an unpaid caregiver who is abusing him/her. However, this doesn't affect his/her ability to file for a protection order against a family or household member or a dating partner just as any adult can. For more information about getting an order against a family or household member or dating partner, see our Protection from Abuse Orders (for domestic violence, stalking, sexual assault, and more) section.