NOTICE OF OPPORTUNITY FOR COMMENT

Review of
family matters forms

Comments must be filed by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, June 14, 2019

Documents:

The Maine Supreme Judicial Court invites comments on the official court forms that are used in family matters.  The Judicial Branch will consider the comments as part of its review of its current forms, which it is performing in preparation for its e-filing system and related privacy rules.  The current forms are posted on the Court's website and may be accessed through the link above.

Comments must be submitted separately for each form.  For example, if a commenter wishes to comment on both Form FM-004 (Divorce Complaint with Children) and FM-186 (Answer and Counterclaim for Divorce), the commenter must file two separate comments: one on the form complaint and one on the form answer and counterclaim.

Any comments must be filed with the Clerk of the Supreme Judicial Court by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, June 14, 2019.  Comments may be in writing, mailed to the address below, or in an email sent to lawcourt.clerk@courts.maine.gov.  If the comments are in an attachment to the email, the attachment must be a document in portable document format (.pdf).  The Clerk's Office will acknowledge receipt of the email via reply email.

All comments must contain (1) the name and mailing address of the individual submitting the comments, and (2) the name, mailing address, and primary telephone number of the organization (if any) on whose behalf the comments are submitted.  An individual need not be an attorney to submit comments individually or on behalf of an organization.

Comments are public documents and may be posted on the Court's website.

Dated: May 20, 2019

Matthew Pollack
Executive Clerk
Maine Supreme Judicial Court
205 Newbury Street Room 139
Portland, Maine 04112-0368
(207) 822-4146