Maine Revised Statutes

§9-103. Jurisdiction

(a).    Subject to Title 4, section 152, subsection 5-A, the Probate Court has exclusive jurisdiction over the following:
(1). Petitions for adoption; [1995, c. 694, Pt. C, §7 (NEW); 1995, c. 694, Pt. E, §2 (AFF).]
(2). Consents and reviews of withholdings of consent by persons other than a parent; [1995, c. 694, Pt. C, §7 (NEW); 1995, c. 694, Pt. E, §2 (AFF).]
(3). Surrenders and releases; [1995, c. 694, Pt. C, §7 (NEW); 1995, c. 694, Pt. E, §2 (AFF).]
(4). Termination of parental rights proceedings brought pursuant to section 9-204; [1995, c. 694, Pt. C, §7 (NEW); 1995, c. 694, Pt. E, §2 (AFF).]
(5). Proceedings to determine the rights of putative fathers of children whose adoptions or surrenders and releases are pending before the Probate Court; and [1995, c. 694, Pt. C, §7 (NEW); 1995, c. 694, Pt. E, §2 (AFF).]
(6). Reviews conducted pursuant to section 9-205. [1995, c. 694, Pt. C, §7 (NEW); 1995, c. 694, Pt. E, §2 (AFF).]
[ 2015, c. 460, §7 (AMD) .]
(b).    The District Court has jurisdiction to conduct hearings pursuant to section 9-205. The District Court has jurisdiction over any matter described in subsection (a) if the proceeding concerns a child over whom the District Court has exclusive jurisdiction pursuant to Title 4, section 152, subsection 5-A.
[ 2015, c. 460, §7 (AMD) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1995, c. 694, §C7 (NEW). 1995, c. 694, §E2 (AFF). 2015, c. 460, §7 (AMD).