EXCEPTION TO MAINE RULE OF CIVIL PROCEDURE FOR POST-JUDGMENT FAMILY MATTER PROJECTS

STATE OF MAINE SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT

ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER JB 09-4

JB-09-4 Exception To Maine Rule Of Civil Procedure For Post-Judgment Family Matter Projects (PDF)

Effective :December 1, 2009

The Maine Supreme Judicial Court adopted Chapter XIII of the Maine Rules of Civil Procedure, effective January 1, 2009. While the Supreme Judicial Court was developing those Rules, various District Courts developed effective case management practices and processes for post-judgment Family Matter (FM) cases, but these practices and processes conflict with certain provisions of Chapter XIII, specifically Maine Rules of Civil Procedure 110A(b)(6)(A) and 110A(b)(6)(B).

Pursuant to the terms of this Order, the post-judgment FM projects in the District Courts in York, Springvale, Biddeford, Portland, and Lewiston are exempt from Maine Rules of Civil Procedure 110A(b)(6)(A) and 110A(b)(6)(B). Other post-judgment FM projects in District Courts may be exempt from Maine Rules of Civil Procedure 110A(b)(6)(A) and 110A(b)(6)(B) upon an Order from the Chief Judge of the District Court approving the projects being posted on the Judicial Branch website.

For the Court,

Leigh I. Saufley Chief Justice

Promulgation Date: November 23, 2009