Maine Revised Statutes

§907. Out-of-state divorces

When residents of the State go out of the State for the purpose of obtaining a divorce for causes that occurred here while the parties lived here or that do not authorize a divorce here, and a divorce is thus obtained, the divorce is void in this State. In all other cases, a divorce decreed out of the State according to the law of the place, by a court having jurisdiction of the cause and of both parties, is valid here. [1995, c. 694, Pt. B, §2 (NEW); 1995, c. 694, Pt. E, §2 (AFF).]

The validity of a custody determination contained in or ancillary to a valid divorce decree granted by another state is governed by the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act. [2013, c. 424, Pt. B, §6 (AMD).]

1995, c. 694, §B2 (NEW). 1995, c. 694, §E2 (AFF). 2013, c. 424, Pt. B, §6 (AMD).