Maine's domestic partnership law provides limited rights for couples who choose to enter into a domestic partnership (ME Rev. Stat. Tit. 22 Sec. 2710). The term "domestic partners" is defined as two unmarried adults who are domiciled together under a long-term arrangement that evidences a commitment to remain responsible indefinitely for each other's welfare.
Registry. Domestic partners may register their partnership by jointly filing a sworn declaration of domestic partnership and paying the required fee.
Legal requirements. To register a domestic partnership, the partners must meet the following requirements:
• Each partner is a mentally competent adult.
• The partners are not impaired or related in a way that would prohibit marriage under state law.
• The partners have been legally domiciled together in the state for at ...