Jeanette M Durham

Jeanette M Durham

Maine Family Law, LLC
  • Family Law, Divorce, Domestic Violence
  • Maine
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My law practice focuses exclusively on helping clients with issues relating to divorce, child support, child custody, visitation, and protection from abuse or harassment.

Full Representation or Limited Representation:
You have the option of hiring me to give you advice and counsel about a specific issue or circumstance, or, you can hire me for full representation in a family matter court action out of York or Cumberland counties. Limited Representations focus on specific issues, such as: Should I try to modify my visitation? How much could child support be? Whereas Full Representation means you want me to take actions on your behalf and I appear as your lawyer.

Pre-litigation analysis:
Sometimes things go wrong in your life, if you're reading this - you know. It is important to call an experienced lawyer when things start going wrong, so you understand how to avoid bigger issues down the road. I will work with you to help you understand your options and to let you know about potential consequences or outcomes related to your situation and actions. I enjoy working with clients to give them ongoing guidance and insight, which can limit your stress levels and likely reduce future costs associated with uninformed decisions made early on.

Multi-State Child Custody and Child Support Issues:
In my former position as a Child Support Enforcement Agent at the Maine DHHS, I gained extensive experience dealing with out of state orders relating to child custody and child support. When parents reside in multiple states, the analysis to determine who can modify or establish an order can be confusing and it requires a careful analysis by an attorney with experience.

Community Involvement:
I am part of the Family Division of the American Bar Association, a member of the Family Law Section of the Maine State Bar Association, and also a member of the York Bar Association. I also love being an assistant coach for the Kennebunk High School mock trial team.

Practice Areas
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights , Victims Rights
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Visa, Mastercard, Discover, AmEx
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    I do offer limited representation services for a flat fee in most situations. This arrangement gives you an opportunity to tell me about your situation (by phone or video) so I can then let you know what your next best steps are under Maine law.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Owner, Attorney
Maine Family Law LLC
- Current
A small firm focused on litigating divorce, child custody, child support, and parental rights under Maine law.
Fairfield & Associates, P.A.
My work was focused on family matter litigation and appeals.
Child Support Enforcement Agent
Maine Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Child Support Enforcement
I was designated by the Commissioner as the York County Court Agent, my responsibilities included establishing and modifying child support obligations in York County District and Probate Courts.
University of Maine - School of Law
J.D. (2013)
Honors: Pro Bono Legal Service Award
Activities: Women's Law Association
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10 Best - Maine
American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
Katahdin Counsel Recognition
Maine Supreme Judicial Court
Katahdin Counsel Recognition
Maine Supreme Judicial Court
Katahdin Counsel Recognition
Maine Supreme Judicial Court
Maine Top Ranked (Under 40)
National Academy of Family Law Attorneys
10 Best Client Satisfaction - Maine
American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
Top 10 Under 40
National Academy of Family Law Attorneys
Professional Associations
Maine State Bar Association  # 005231
Secretary / Family Law Section
- Current
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York Bar Association
- Current
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American Bar Association  # 02537917
Family Law Section
- Current
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Maine State Bar Association  # 005231
Family Law Section Member
- Current
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Articles & Publications
Resolutions for 2006: A 10 Step Program, If You're Tired Of Conventional Pledges To Improve The Self, Try These:
Portland Press Herald
Speaking Engagements
YBA Family Law CLE: How to Get a Little Support, CLE, Portland, Maine
York Bar Association
Provided training to other attorneys about establishing and enforcing child support under Maine law.
Websites & Blogs
Maine Family Law
Contact & Map
Maine Family Law, LLC
11 Main Street, Suite 5
P.O. Box 709
Kennebunk, ME 04043
Telephone: (207) 200-5822
Fax: (207) 200-5822