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Handling Bankruptcy Issues in Maine
Bankruptcy is governed by federal law, which means that it's basically the same from state to state. A Chapter 7 filing requires that the debtor place most of his assets with the bankruptcy court, and the court liquidates them and divides the proceeds among his creditors. A Chapter 13 filing can be elected ... READ MORE

ME Filing a Small Claims Suit
Do you have a customer who refuses to pay you for the repairs you made to her car? Or maybe the roofer you hired didn't finish the work, or a friend won't return some machinery you loaned to him? These are just a few examples of the types of claims or disputes that are resolved by the Maine small claims ... READ MORE

ME Small Claims Trials
Someone has some property that belongs to you, or someone owes you money, and so you decided to file a small claims lawsuit to get it. After you filed the Statement of Claim, the court clerk scheduled a day and time for the trial or "hearing." The defendant, the person you sued," never offered to "settle" ... READ MORE

ME Witnesses at Small Claims Court
It's time to get ready for the trial or "hearing" of a case that's been filed in a Maine small claims court. A judge will soon decide who wins and loses. What can you do to help make sure you're on the winning side? Witnesses can have a big impact on what the judge thinks about the case, and so they ... READ MORE

ME What Is Small Claims Court?
People have minor disputes over money and personal property nearly every day. Good examples are when a buyer doesn't get the goods or services he paid for; a landlord refuses to return a tenant's security deposit; and someone won't return some equipment or tools that were loaned to him. Often, these ... READ MORE

Personal Injury FAQ in Maine
Every case is different and laws change often, but in general, personal injury refers to harm, physical or mental, caused by another person. Personal injury commonly results from an auto accident, medical malpractice or negligence. Filing a personal injury case protects you and helps you receive compensation. ... READ MORE

Expungement Processing in Maine
For individuals who have committed certain nonviolent crimes and completed their terms of probation and have not committed any subsequent criminal offenses, or who have had their criminal charges dismissed, they generally are eligible to petition the court where they were convicted for an order of expungement ... READ MORE

Maine Small Claims
Sometimes the cost of hiring a lawyer is more than the amount of money that is owed to you. Small claims court can be a quick and inexpensive way to collect money that would otherwise go unpaid. The court procedures are informal, not intimidating. And a judge, instead of a jury, usually decides the case. ... READ MORE

Maine Traffic Violations
Traffic violations are criminal acts that violate the rules of driving. Most violations are considered minor infractions. They usually won't have serious consequences. However, some violations, such as driving while under the influence, can be considered major criminal offenses. Also, minor violations ... READ MORE

ME Collecting the Judgment
Your hard work and determination finally paid off. The judge of a Maine small claims court agreed with you and found that the person you sued owes you money or has some property that rightfully belongs to you. You won! Congratulations. However, just because you won doesn't necessarily mean you're going ... READ MORE

 

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