If your divorce is uncontested it will be settled quickly. This means that both parties have made a mutual agreement to dissolve the marriage. An uncontested divorce is also referred to as a no-fault divorce in which a couple believes that the differences that they are facing are irreconcilable, rather than the fault of one particular person. The divorce procedure is relatively simple, and the procedure takes approximately 90 days to complete.
Before you can file for a divorce in Maine you must have either lived in Maine for six months prior to filing for divorce. Be a current resident of Maine and got married in Maine, or your spouse is a resident of Maine. You will first need to obtain Maine Divorce Forms. You can either download them below, or you can visit a court house and ask the clerk for the relevant forms.
You will need to fill out the Complaint for Divorce form and specify your grounds for divorce; you will also need to submit the Summons for your spouse. There is a fee associated with filing; however, if you are unable to afford it, you can apply for a fee waiver.
Inform your spouse that you are filing for divorce. You can either serve him the copy of the Complaint and Summons yourself, or you can request the courts to do so, but you will be required to pay a fee for this service.
The court will set you a date to attend a hearing in order to go over your claim for divorce. This date is generally set approximately 80 days after the Maine Divorce Forms have been filed.
You and your spouse will be required to testify in front of the court that you have both consented to the divorce because it has broken down beyond repair. If you the court is happy with your explanation and your documents, your divorce will be finalized.
Downloadable PDF Forms: (Collected from State of Maine Courts Website)