Maine Revised Statutes

§2253. Persons subject to jurisdiction

1. Declaration of purpose.  It is declared, as a matter of legislative determination, that the public interest demands that the State provide its citizens with an effective means of redress against nonresident persons who, through certain significant minimal contacts with this State, incur obligations to citizens entitled to the State's protection.
This section, to ensure maximum protection to citizens of this State, must be applied so as to assert jurisdiction over nonresident responsible parents to the fullest extent permitted by the due process clause of the United States Constitution, Amendment XIV.
[ 1995, c. 694, Pt. B, §2 (NEW); 1995, c. 694, Pt. E, §2 (AFF) .]
2. Causes of action.  A person who does any of the acts enumerated in this subsection is deemed to have submitted to the jurisdiction of the department for the purpose of enforcing this article as to a cause of action arising from the doing of the following acts:
A. Maintaining a domicile in this State while subject to a marital or family relationship out of which arises a claim for child support or spousal support or the commission in this State of any act giving rise to such a claim; or [1995, c. 694, Pt. B, §2 (NEW); 1995, c. 694, Pt. E, §2 (AFF).]
B. Conception resulting in parentage within the meaning of chapter 61. [2015, c. 296, Pt. C, §22 (AMD); 2015, c. 296, Pt. D, §1 (AFF).]
[ 2015, c. 296, Pt. C, §22 (AMD); 2015, c. 296, Pt. D, §1 (AFF) .]
3. Personal service. 
[ 2009, c. 290, §26 (RP) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1995, c. 694, §B2 (NEW). 1995, c. 694, §E2 (AFF). 2009, c. 290, §26 (AMD). 2015, c. 296, Pt. C, §22 (AMD). 2015, c. 296, Pt. D, §1 (AFF).