Maine Revised Statutes

§1747. Jurisdiction to modify determination

Except as otherwise provided in section 1748, a court of this State may not modify a child custody determination made by a court of another state unless a court of this State has jurisdiction to make an initial determination under section 1745, subsection 1, paragraph A or B and: [1999, c. 486, §3 (NEW); 1999, c. 486, §6 (AFF).]

1. Jurisdiction of other state; more convenient forum.  The court of the other state determines it no longer has exclusive, continuing jurisdiction under section 1746 or that a court of this State would be a more convenient forum under section 1751; or
[ 1999, c. 486, §3 (NEW); 1999, c. 486, §6 (AFF) .]
2. Not residents of other state.  A court of this State or a court of the other state determines that the child, the child's parents and any person acting as a parent do not presently reside in the other state.
[ 1999, c. 486, §3 (NEW); 1999, c. 486, §6 (AFF) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1999, c. 486, §3 (NEW). 1999, c. 486, §6 (AFF).