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There are two kinds of support which may be ordered in a family matter in the State of Maine; child support and spousal support.
The track that your family law case will follow through the Court system depends upon whether you have minor children. Today, all new Family cases are filed in District Court. If you don’t have minor children, your case will be handled by a Judge.
In order to file for divorce in the state of Maine there are different residency requirements that the spouses may meet. The plaintiff must have lived in Maine for at least six months prior to the petition, or lived in Maine and was married in the state, or lives in the state and the reasons for divorce occurred in Maine, or the defendant lives in the state.
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