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Legal Information: Maine

Restraining Orders

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Laws current as of
November 28, 2023

Where can I find more information about protection from abuse orders for the elderly, dependent, and incapacitated?

For more information, you can go to our Protection from Abuse Orders (for domestic violence, stalking, sexual assault, and more) section. The protections that you can get in an order, the steps to getting an order, and most of the rest of the information in that section will apply to a protection from abuse order that an elderly, dependent, or incapacitated person can get against an extended family member or unpaid caregiver. The main difference between this section and that section is that this section explains in more detail who can qualify for an order, what additional relationships can qualify a person for an order, and what additional acts qualify as abuse.