Maine Revised Statutes

§105. Award and payment of attorney's fees and other fees

1. Attorney's fees and costs.  In an action under this Title, including actions to modify or enforce existing orders, the court may, after an opportunity for hearing, order a party, including a party in interest, to pay another party or another party's attorney reasonable attorney's fees, including costs, for participation in the proceedings.
[ 2005, c. 323, §1 (NEW) .]
2. While pending; part of final decision.  In appropriate cases, the court may order fees and costs paid while an action is pending, including while on appeal, or may make an order as part of a final decision in a case.
[ 2005, c. 323, §1 (NEW) .]
3. Fees and expenses of 3rd-party participants.  The court may order a party to pay reasonable fees and expenses of 3rd-party participants in the proceedings, including guardians ad litem, expert witnesses and providers of services, whether retained by a party or the court.
[ 2005, c. 323, §1 (NEW) .]
4. Interest; means of collection.  Awards under this section are subject to the accumulation of statutory interest and may be collected by any means available under law, including, but not limited to, remedies available under Title 14 and Title 36, section 5276-A. Additional fees may be assessed in appropriate cases when additional fees are incurred for prosecuting collection actions.
[ 2005, c. 323, §1 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
2005, c. 323, §1 (NEW).