Maine Revised Statutes

§2804. Application of chapter to resident of foreign country and foreign support proceeding

1. Support proceeding.  A tribunal of this State shall apply this subchapter, subchapters 2 to 6 and, as applicable, subchapter 7-A to a support proceeding involving:
A. A foreign support order; [2009, c. 95, §24 (NEW); 2009, c. 95, §87 (AFF).]
B. A foreign tribunal; or [2009, c. 95, §24 (NEW); 2009, c. 95, §87 (AFF).]
C. An obligee, obligor or child residing in a foreign country. [2009, c. 95, §24 (NEW); 2009, c. 95, §87 (AFF).]
[ 2009, c. 95, §24 (NEW); 2009, c. 95, §87 (AFF) .]
2. Comity.  A tribunal of this State that is requested to recognize and enforce a support order on the basis of comity may apply the procedural and substantive provisions of this subchapter and subchapters 2 to 6.
[ 2009, c. 95, §24 (NEW); 2009, c. 95, §87 (AFF) .]
3. Proceeding subject to the Convention.  Subchapter 7-A applies only to a support proceeding under the Convention. In such a proceeding, if a provision of subchapter 7-A is inconsistent with a provision of this subchapter or subchapters 2 to 6, subchapter 7-A controls.
[ 2009, c. 95, §24 (NEW); 2009, c. 95, §87 (AFF) .]
SECTION HISTORY
2009, c. 95, §24 (NEW). 2009, c. 95, §87 (AFF).