STEP 4 - Now, you should meet with your spouse in order to negotiate the terms of the Marital Settlement Agreement. Be sure to know that once this form has been signed by both parties it is considered a legal agreement that cannot be changed like any other legal form.
*If you have minor children - Upon meeting with your spouse you both should complete and trade the Child Support Worksheet (*Use the Child Support Table form to guide you).
- The above forms must be filed with the clerk's office -
*If you have minor children - You will be given a time and date of your Case Management Conference. You both (spouses) must attend this meeting.
STEP 5 - There must be a 60 day waiting period from the original serving date of papers in Step 2 in order to get a court hearing date. You must call or personally go in to the clerk's office in order to schedule a hearing.
STEP 6 - Go to your court hearing and if you have completed all the steps successfully you will be eligible for the Judge to complete the divorce at the end of the hearing. At this time, you have successfully completed the divorce process in the State of Maine.