Maine Revised Statutes

§2964. Simultaneous proceedings

1. Exercise of jurisdiction when filed in another state.  A tribunal of this State may exercise jurisdiction to establish a support order when the petition or comparable pleading is filed after a petition or comparable pleading is filed in another state or a foreign country only if:
A. The petition or comparable pleading in this State is filed before the expiration of the time allowed in the other state or the foreign country for filing a responsive pleading challenging the exercise of jurisdiction by the other state or the foreign country; [2009, c. 95, §27 (AMD); 2009, c. 95, §87 (AFF).]
B. The contesting party timely challenges the exercise of jurisdiction in the other state or the foreign country; and [2009, c. 95, §27 (AMD); 2009, c. 95, §87 (AFF).]
C. This State is the home state of the child, if that is a relevant factor. [2009, c. 95, §27 (AMD); 2009, c. 95, §87 (AFF).]
[ 2009, c. 95, §27 (AMD); 2009, c. 95, §87 (AFF) .]
2. Jurisdiction may not be exercised when filed in another state.  A tribunal of this State may not exercise jurisdiction to establish a support order when the petition or comparable pleading is filed before a petition or comparable pleading is filed in another state or a foreign country if:
A. The petition or comparable pleading in the other state or the foreign country is filed before the expiration of the time allowed in this State for filing a responsive pleading challenging the exercise of jurisdiction by this State; [2009, c. 95, §27 (AMD); 2009, c. 95, §87 (AFF).]
B. The contesting party timely challenges the exercise of jurisdiction in this State; and [2003, c. 436, §10 (NEW).]
C. The other state or the foreign country is the home state of the child, if that is a relevant factor. [2009, c. 95, §27 (AMD); 2009, c. 95, §87 (AFF).]
[ 2009, c. 95, §27 (AMD); 2009, c. 95, §87 (AFF) .]
SECTION HISTORY
2003, c. 436, §10 (NEW). 2009, c. 95, §27 (AMD). 2009, c. 95, §87 (AFF).