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Either spouse must be a resident of Maine, or the marriage or the grounds for divorce must have occurred in Maine. Otherwise, a person filing for divorce must be a resident of Maine for six months immediately prior to filing. The divorce may be filed for in the District Court in the county where either spouse resides. However, the defendant spouse has the right to have the proceeding moved to Superior Court. [Maine Revised Statutes Annotated; Title 4, Chapter 5, Section 155 and Title 19-A, Chapter 29, Section 901].
There are mainly two reasons of divorce in Maine those are fault and general. In order to file for divorce in Maine, the proper grounds must be established. Both spouses are involved in establishing these grounds, and both must substantiate and agree upon these, unless the divorcing spouse is trying to prove otherwise to the court.
No-fault reasons for divorce in Maine include:
General reasons for divorce in Maine include, in the case of a covenant marriage:
Based on the best interests of the child, three types of custody may be awarded:
The factors to be considered are:
No preference is to be given because of a parent’s sex or because of the child’s age or sex. In any child custody case, the court may order an investigation of the parents and child by the Department of Human Services. [Maine Revised Statutes Annotated; Title 19-A, Chapter 51, Section 1501 and Chapter 55, Section 1653].
Maine is an “equitable distribution” state. Each spouse retains his or her individual property, including:
The marital property is divided between the spouses after considering the following factors:
Either spouse may be ordered to pay a reasonable amount of alimony. The court may also order that a spouse’s real estate be awarded to the other spouse for life or that a lump sum amount be awarded as alimony. Marital fault is not a factor. There is a presumption that no general alimony or support be awarded if the marriage was for less than 10 years and that, for marriages lasting from 10 to 20 years, the alimony not last over one-half the length of the marriage. In addition, the court may award “transitional” support for a spouse’s short-term needs and/or for assistance on reentry into the workforce.
The factors for consideration set out in the statute are:
Either or both parents may be ordered to pay child support, regardless of any marital fault. An order for support may require that a parent be responsible for an insurance policy covering the child’s medical, hospital, and other health care expenses. There are official Child Support Guidelines and forms These guidelines are presumed to be correct. Deviation from the guidelines is allowed under the following circumstances:
Mediation is mandatory in Maine if one of the spouses denies that there are irreconcilable differences or it is a contested divorce and children are involved. In addition, at any time a court may order mediation. [Maine Revised Statutes Annotated; Title 19-A, Chapter 29, Section 902 and Chapter 3, Section 251].START Your Divorce Process Now!
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