Maine Revised Statutes

§251-A. Other proceedings involving parental rights; transfer to District Court

1. Disclosure of orders and proceedings.   The judge of probate presiding over any matter involving guardianship, adoption or change of name or another matter involving custody or other parental rights with respect to a minor child shall require all parties to disclose whether they have knowledge of:
A. Any interim or final order then in effect concerning custody or other parental rights with respect to the minor child; [2015, c. 460, §4 (NEW).]
B. Any proceeding involving custody or other parental rights with respect to the minor child currently filed or pending before any court of this State or another state, including the District Court; or [2015, c. 460, §4 (NEW).]
C. Any other related action currently filed or pending before any court of this State or another state, including the District Court. [2015, c. 460, §4 (NEW).]
[ 2015, c. 460, §4 (NEW) .]
2. Transfer to District Court.   If in a matter before the Probate Court concerning a minor child a judge of probate becomes aware that a proceeding involving custody or other parental rights with respect to the minor child is pending in the District Court, the judge shall notify the District Court and take appropriate action to facilitate a transfer of the matter to the District Court.
[ 2015, c. 460, §4 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
2015, c. 460, §4 (NEW).