Maine Revised Statutes

§1735. International application of chapter

1. Foreign country treated as a state.  A court of this State shall treat a foreign country as if it were a state of the United States for the purpose of applying this subchapter and subchapter II.
[ 1999, c. 486, §3 (NEW); 1999, c. 486, §6 (AFF) .]
2. Recognition and enforcement of foreign determination.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 3, a child custody determination made in a foreign country under factual circumstances in substantial conformity with the jurisdictional standards of this chapter must be recognized and enforced under subchapter III.
[ 1999, c. 486, §3 (NEW); 1999, c. 486, §6 (AFF) .]
3. Application not required.  A court of this State need not apply this chapter if the child custody law of a foreign country violates fundamental principles of human rights.
[ 1999, c. 486, §3 (NEW); 1999, c. 486, §6 (AFF) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1999, c. 486, §3 (NEW). 1999, c. 486, §6 (AFF).