Maine Revised Statutes

§3152. Effect of registration for enforcement

1. Registered when filed.  A support order or income-withholding order issued in another state or a foreign support order is registered when the order is filed in the registering tribunal of this State.
[ 2009, c. 95, §63 (AMD); 2009, c. 95, §87 (AFF) .]
2. Enforceability of registered order.  A registered support order issued in another state or a foreign country is enforceable in the same manner and is subject to the same procedures as an order issued by a tribunal of this State.
[ 2009, c. 95, §63 (AMD); 2009, c. 95, §87 (AFF) .]
3. Recognition and enforcement of registered order; no modification.  Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, a tribunal of this State shall recognize and enforce, but may not modify, a registered support order if the issuing tribunal had jurisdiction.
[ 2009, c. 95, §63 (AMD); 2009, c. 95, §87 (AFF) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1995, c. 694, §B2 (NEW). 1995, c. 694, §E2 (AFF). 2009, c. 95, §63 (AMD). 2009, c. 95, §87 (AFF).