Maine Revised Statutes

§3314. Initiation by department of support proceedings

1. Duty of department.  In a proceeding pursuant to this subchapter, the department shall:
A. Transmit and receive applications; and [2009, c. 95, §83 (NEW); 2009, c. 95, §87 (AFF).]
B. Initiate or facilitate the institution of a proceeding regarding an application in a tribunal of this State. [2009, c. 95, §83 (NEW); 2009, c. 95, §87 (AFF).]
[ 2009, c. 95, §83 (NEW); 2009, c. 95, §87 (AFF) .]
2. Proceedings available to obligee.  The following support proceedings are available to an obligee under the Convention:
A. Recognition or recognition and enforcement of a foreign support order; [2009, c. 95, §83 (NEW); 2009, c. 95, §87 (AFF).]
B. Enforcement of a support order issued or recognized in this State; [2009, c. 95, §83 (NEW); 2009, c. 95, §87 (AFF).]
C. Establishment of a support order if there is no existing order, including, if necessary, determination of parentage of a child; [2009, c. 95, §83 (NEW); 2009, c. 95, §87 (AFF).]
D. Establishment of a support order if recognition of a foreign support order is refused under section 3318; [2009, c. 95, §83 (NEW); 2009, c. 95, §87 (AFF).]
E. Modification of a support order of a tribunal of this State; and [2009, c. 95, §83 (NEW); 2009, c. 95, §87 (AFF).]
F. Modification of a support order of a tribunal of another state or a foreign country. [2009, c. 95, §83 (NEW); 2009, c. 95, §87 (AFF).]
[ 2009, c. 95, §83 (NEW); 2009, c. 95, §87 (AFF) .]
3. Proceedings available to obligor.  The following support proceedings are available under the Convention to an obligor against whom there is an existing support order:
A. Recognition of an order suspending or limiting enforcement of an existing support order of a tribunal of this State; [2009, c. 95, §83 (NEW); 2009, c. 95, §87 (AFF).]
B. Modification of a support order of a tribunal of this State; and [2009, c. 95, §83 (NEW); 2009, c. 95, §87 (AFF).]
C. Modification of a support order of a tribunal of another state or a foreign country. [2009, c. 95, §83 (NEW); 2009, c. 95, §87 (AFF).]
[ 2009, c. 95, §83 (NEW); 2009, c. 95, §87 (AFF) .]
4. Tribunal may not require guarantee of payment of costs and expenses.  A tribunal of this State may not require security, bond or deposit, however described, to guarantee the payment of costs and expenses in proceedings under the Convention.
[ 2009, c. 95, §83 (NEW); 2009, c. 95, §87 (AFF) .]
SECTION HISTORY
2009, c. 95, §83 (NEW). 2009, c. 95, §87 (AFF).