Maine Revised Statutes

§1554. Limitation on recovery from father

The father's liabilities for past education and support are limited to the 6-year period preceding the commencement of an action. [1997, c. 537, §17 (AMD); 1997, c. 537, §62 (AFF).]

A complainant may commence an action at any time prior to the child's 18th birthday. Notwithstanding the effective date of this paragraph, an action may be commenced for the benefit of a child whose paternity has not been established or to establish paternity of a child for whom an action had been commenced but dismissed because a statute of limitations of less than 18 years was then in effect. [1997, c. 537, §17 (AMD); 1997, c. 537, §62 (AFF).]

SECTION HISTORY
1995, c. 694, §B2 (NEW). 1995, c. 694, §E2 (AFF). 1997, c. 537, §17 (AMD). 1997, c. 537, §62 (AFF).