SJC invites comments on proposed amendments to the Maine Rules of Civil Procedure regarding prehearing procedure, orders relating to real estate, and abstracts of divorce in family matters. Comments due by August 16, 2022.

Date: 8/2/2022

The Maine Supreme Judicial Court invites comments on proposed amendments to the Maine Rules of Civil Procedure that would (1) amend Rule 110B regarding the prehearing procedure for family cases involving no minor children and (2) adopt Rule 114A to require judgments of divorce to include separate real estate orders and to govern abstracts of divorce. The Court also invites comments on a proposed form real estate order.

The proposed amendments and the proposed real estate order are available at the links below

Any comments must be filed with the Clerk of the Supreme Judicial Court by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 16, 2022. Comments may be in writing, mailed to the address below, or in an email sent to If the comments are in an attachment to the email, the attachment must be a document in native (text-based and not scanned) 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 Courts website.

Dated: August 2, 2022

Matthew Pollack
Executive Clerk
Maine Supreme Judicial Court
205 Newbury Street Room 139
Portland, Maine 04101
(207) 822-4146

Supporting documents

Proposed amendments

Proposed form real estate order

pdf version of this notice