Terms Used In Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 1554
- Child: means a person who has not attained 18 years of age. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 101
- Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
- Statute of limitations: A law that sets the time within which parties must take action to enforce their rights.
The father’s liabilities for past education and support are limited to the 6-year period preceding the commencement of an action. [PL 1997, c. 537, §17 (AMD); PL 1997, c. 537, §62 (AFF).]
A complainant may commence an action at any time prior to the child‘s 18th birthday. Notwithstanding the effective date of this paragraph, an action may be commenced for the benefit of a child whose paternity has not been established or to establish paternity of a child for whom an action had been commenced but dismissed because a statute of limitations of less than 18 years was then in effect. [PL 1997, c. 537, §17 (AMD); PL 1997, c. 537, §62 (AFF).]
PL 1995, c. 694, §B2 (NEW). PL 1995, c. 694, §E2 (AFF). PL 1997, c. 537, §17 (AMD). PL 1997, c. 537, §62 (AFF).