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Legal Information: Maine

Restraining Orders

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Updated: 
March 4, 2020

Who can file the petition?

The following people can file a petition (complaint) for the protection order on your behalf:

  • you (the adult victim);
  • your legal guardian; or
  • a representative of the department.1

1 ME ST T 19-A § 4005(1)