Family Division Rules

Family Division Rules are part of the Maine Rules of Civil Procedure.

Below are the list of rules that govern procedure in the Family Division. These rules are in PDF format and, you will need a current version Adobe Reader. You may download the free version of Adobe Reader at http://get.adobe.com/reader/.

Rule 100 - Scope of the Family Division Rules

Rules 100A-105   Rule 100A - Form of Action; Rule 101 - Commencement of Action; Rule 102 - Confidentiality; Rule 103 - Process; Rule 104 - Preliminary Injunction; Rule 105 - Answer; Response; Counterclaim

Rule 106 - Defenses

Rule 107 - Orders Prior to Judgment

Rule 108 - Child Support Affidavits and Worksheets, Financial Statements, and Real Estate Certificates

Rule 109 - Failure to Appear; Sanctions

Rule 110A - Prehearing Schedule and Procedure for Cases Involving Minor Children

Rule 110B  - Prehearing Schedule and Procedure for Cases Involving NO Minor Children

Rule 111 - Joinder, Consolidation and Intervention

Rule 112 - Discovery

Rule 113 - Time for Final Hearing

Rule 114 - Trial

Rule 115 - No Judgment Without Hearing; Judgments to be Final

Rule 116 - Dismissal of Actions 

Rules 117 - Default

Rule 118 - Final Orders of Family Law Magistrates; Judicial Review

Rule 119 - Referees

Rule 120 - Post-Judgment Relief

Rule 121 - Stay of Proceedings to Enforce a Judgment

Rule 122 - Transfer from Superior Court to District Court

Rule 123 - Appeals to the Law Court

Rule 124 - Removal to Superior Court

Rule 125 - Effective Date