Legal Services &
Court Support

The legal system can be intimidating. We help you understand and navigate it.  You do not have to go through this process alone.


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Our advocates assist survivors of domestic abuse. Although we don’t provide legal advice, we offer guidance and answer general questions about the following civil legal matters:

  • Custody (parental rights and responsibilities)
  • Divorce
  • Protection from Abuse Orders
  • Protection from Harassment Orders

Our Community and Legal Advocates can accompany survivors to court to provide emotional support. We can also help negotiate final orders. If you have been referred to NHM because you have to complete a Certified Domestic Violence Intervention Program, please call our helpline for more information.

Legal Representation

New Hope Midcoast partners with Pine Tree Legal Assistance to represent survivors in cases involving Protection from Abuse Orders. When PTLA is not available, we make every effort to request legal representation from local attorneys and depending on availability of funding, we can sometimes offer assistance with legal fees. NHM also works with attorneys to identify opportunities for survivors to obtain legal representation for family matters such as divorce.

If you are considering a PFA order as part of your safety plan, or need information about other civil legal matters, please call our 24/7 Helpline to speak with an advocate. They can help get you started.

New Hope Midcoast Locations

We offer 3 onsite locations serving Sagadahoc, Lincoln, Knox, and Waldo counties in Maine.

New Hope Midcoast
P.O. Box A, Rockland, Maine 04841


24/7 Helpline Midcoast Maine 1-800-522-3304

24/7 Statewide Helpline