Legal Information: Maine

Restraining Orders

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Updated: 
September 28, 2017

Can I keep my address confidential?

Yes, you can keep your address confidential when you file for a protection from harassment order.  You would fill out an Affidavit for Confidential Address form that explains why the health or safety of you or your child will be in danger if your personal information is given to the harasser.  You can ask the court clerk for the form or get an online form from Pine Tree Legal Assistance.  The court may only release this information to the other party or the public if, after a hearing, a judge decides that revealing the information is the fair thing to do.1

15 M.R.S. § 4656