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Protection from Abuse - Video
This 25-minute video explains how the court's Protection from Abuse (PFA) system works in Maine. The judge covers these topics:
- How Maine law defines "domestic abuse"
- Filling out and filing a complaint
- Notice to the Defendant
- Preparing for court
- What happens in court
- What a Plaintiff must prove
- Where to get legal help
Find more information here:
Protection from Abuse: How the Law Works in Maine (Pine Tree Legal Assistance)
A Guide to Protection from Abuse and Harrassment Actions (Maine Judicial Branch)
If you are the victim of domestic violence, a Protection from Abuse Order may, or may not, be right for you.
Have questions? Looking for someone to talk to? Need help with making a safety plan?
For free, confidential help, contact a domestic violence support and advocacy group in your county.