Maine Revised Statutes

§2971. Continuing, exclusive jurisdiction to modify spousal support order

1. Tribunal of this State; continuing, exclusive jurisdiction.  A tribunal of this State issuing a spousal support order consistent with the law of this State has continuing, exclusive jurisdiction to modify the spousal support order throughout the existence of the support obligation.
[ 2003, c. 436, §10 (NEW) .]
2. Spousal support issued by another state or foreign country.  A tribunal of this State may not modify a spousal support order issued by a tribunal of another state or a foreign country having continuing, exclusive jurisdiction over that order under the law of that state or foreign country.
[ 2009, c. 95, §34 (AMD); 2009, c. 95, §87 (AFF) .]
3. Tribunal of this State; initiating or responding tribunal.  A tribunal of this State that has continuing, exclusive jurisdiction over a spousal support order may serve as:
A. An initiating tribunal to request a tribunal of another state to enforce the spousal support order issued in this State; or [2003, c. 436, §10 (NEW).]
B. A responding tribunal to enforce or modify its own spousal support order. [2003, c. 436, §10 (NEW).]
[ 2003, c. 436, §10 (NEW) .]
2003, c. 436, §10 (NEW). 2009, c. 95, §34 (AMD). 2009, c. 95, §87 (AFF).