Notice of Upcoming Change to the Preliminary Injunction for Divorces and Judicial Separations

Date: 10/18/2023

The preliminary injunction that applies to divorces and judicial separations was recently revised by the Legislature (see LD 1730). The revised preliminary injunction will go into effect on October 25, 2023.

A revised Family Matter Summons and Preliminary Injunction form (FM-038) will be available at any Maine District Court starting on October 25, 2023. Please use the revised form when serving a Family Matter Summons on a defendant to a divorce or judicial separation after October 25, 2023.

After October 25, 2023, court users with unused Family Matter Summons forms may go to a Maine District Court to replace them with the revised summons without any additional charge.