Maine Revised Statutes

§952. Payment of spousal support, fees and support

1. Definition.  As used in this section, "decree of spousal support, support or costs" means a decree or order:
A. For spousal support or payment of money instead of spousal support; [1995, c. 694, Pt. B, §2 (NEW); 1995, c. 694, Pt. E, §2 (AFF).]
B. For support of children; [1995, c. 694, Pt. B, §2 (NEW); 1995, c. 694, Pt. E, §2 (AFF).]
C. For support pending a divorce action; [1995, c. 694, Pt. B, §2 (NEW); 1995, c. 694, Pt. E, §2 (AFF).]
D. For payment of related attorney's fees; [2005, c. 323, §7 (AMD).]
E. For alteration of an existing decree or order for the custody or support of a child; or [2005, c. 323, §7 (AMD).]
F. For division and disposition of property ancillary to a divorce judgment, including, but not limited to, proceedings to effectuate a qualified domestic relations order; to reach, attach or liquidate property; or to quiet title. [2005, c. 323, §8 (NEW).]
[ 2005, c. 323, §§7, 8 (AMD) .]
2. Order pending petition.  Pending a petition to enforce a decree of spousal support, support or costs and after notice and opportunity for a hearing, the court may order either spouse to pay to the other spouse or to the other spouse's attorney sufficient money for the prosecution of or defense against the petition.
[ 1995, c. 694, Pt. B, §2 (NEW); 1995, c. 694, Pt. E, §2 (AFF) .]
3. Attorney's fees.  Attorney's fees awarded in the nature of support may be made payable immediately or in installments.
[ 2005, c. 323, §9 (AMD) .]
4. Enforcement.  The court may enforce an order as provided under chapter 65.
[ 1995, c. 694, Pt. B, §2 (NEW); 1995, c. 694, Pt. E, §2 (AFF) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1995, c. 694, §B2 (NEW). 1995, c. 694, §E2 (AFF). 2005, c. 323, §§7-9 (AMD).

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