Terms Used In Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 1556
- Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
The District Court has jurisdiction for the enforcement of judgments for expenses of pregnancy and confinement for a wife or for education, support or funeral expenses for legitimate children and all remedies for the enforcement of these judgments apply. The court has continuing jurisdiction to modify or revoke a judgment for future education and support. All remedies under the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act are available for enforcement of duties of support under this subchapter. [PL 2015, c. 296, Pt. B, §4 (AMD); PL 2015, c. 296, Pt. D, §1 (AFF).]
PL 1995, c. 694, §B2 (NEW). PL 1995, c. 694, §E2 (AFF). PL 1999, c. 704, §1 (AMD). PL 1999, c. 731, §ZZZ32 (AMD). PL 1999, c. 731, §ZZZ42 (AFF). PL 2001, c. 471, §A23 (RPR). PL 2015, c. 296, Pt. B, §4 (AMD). PL 2015, c. 296, Pt. D, §1 (AFF).