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Maine Family Law Attorneys Guiding You Toward a Better Future Through Divorce

Ending a marriage is rarely easy, but sometimes it is necessary for one or both spouses to move on with their lives and build a happier, healthier future. The Maine Divorce Group was established to help families through these difficult transitions.

Why MDG?

We understand that each divorce is unique, and we’ll work with dedication and compassion to find the best solutions for your situation. From collaborative divorce options that can save time and money, to tough negotiation tactics for contentious property division cases, our Maine family law attorneys are prepared to advocate for you and your needs.

The Divorce Process

Click on the text in each circle to learn about the typical Maine divorce process and how an attorney can assist you at each step.

Decision to Divorce

Ultimately, only you and/or your spouse can decide if divorce is the right course of action. Once that choice is made, some couples are able to work together through a collaborative divorce process and resolve their disputes quickly. If not, divorce cases typically follow the steps described here.

Find an Attorney

The terms of your divorce will have a major impact on your life, and so it’s important to find a divorce lawyer who understands your needs and goals. Even if you and your spouse are splitting on good terms, choosing an experienced family law attorney can make the process easier.

Begin the Divorce

A Maine divorce officially begins when a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage is filed. Your attorney will assist you in gathering the documents and records needed to begin building a clearer picture of your assets and debts.

File Affidavits

A financial disclosure affidavit will need to be filed before any decisions can be made by the court in regard to child support or alimony, for example. Receiving this information from your spouse and their attorney will help your lawyer determine how to proceed next.

Case Management Conference

During this meeting, you, your spouse, and each of your attorneys will discuss the issues in your case with a judge and attempt to reach a resolution that will move your case forward. If no agreement is reached, the negotiation process will continue.


Mediation is a required step for divorcing couples in Maine who have minor children. Couples without children may also request mediation. The mediator does not represent either side but instead works to find a compromise between both parties.

Trial or Settlement

Couples able to resolve their disputes through mediation will move on to a settlement, and for others, a trial may be necessary. We will work hard for a peaceful resolution to your case, but we’re also prepared to fight aggressively for your interests in court if needed.


Once the legal disputes in your case have been decided, either through a collaborative process or by a judge, a final divorce decree will be issued. In Maine, a minimum of 60 days is required between the filing of the initial summons and complaint and the final divorce decree.

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Divorce is a highly emotional and stressful experience for most people. But you don’t have to face this challenge alone. Having a strong divorce attorney in your corner can help ensure that you and your children walk away from this process with the best opportunities available for future success and happiness.

Meet The Team

The team at The Maine Divorce Group assists clients in all areas of family law, from high-asset divorces to paternity disputes. We also have attorneys with extensive experience in criminal law and personal injury practice, allowing us to offer comprehensive representation for all your legal needs.

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We are committed to helping Maine residents improve their lives by resolving tough family and divorce challenges in a fair and efficient manner. We treat every client with deep respect and personalized attention because we know they deserve the best legal guidance available, every time.


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The attorneys at The Maine Divorce Group understand how emotional and complex the divorce process can be and we are here to help.
Call to speak with a member of our team today, who can discuss your case and set up a consultation with one of our attorneys.

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