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SJC invites comments on proposed amendments to Rule 110A of the Maine Rules of Civil Procedure regarding authority of Family Law Magistrates to issue interim orders. Comments due by October 7, 2022.
The Maine Supreme Judicial Court invites comments on proposed amendments to the Maine Rules of Civil Procedure that would amend subdivisions (a) and (b)(4)(A) of Rule 110A to authorize Family Law Magistrates to issue interim orders with or without the consent of the parties. The current rule authorizes Family Law Magistrates to issue interim orders only with the consent of the parties.
The proposed amendments are available at the links below.
Any comments must be filed with the Clerk of the Supreme Judicial Court by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, October 7, 2022. Comments may be in writing, mailed to the address below, or in an email sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. If the comments are in an attachment to the email, the attachment must be a document in native (text-based and not scanned) portable document format (.pdf). The Clerk's Office will acknowledge receipt of the email via reply email.
All comments must contain (1) the name and mailing address of the individual submitting the comments, and (2) the name, mailing address, and primary telephone number of the organization (if any) on whose behalf the comments are submitted. An individual need not be an attorney to submit comments individually or on behalf of an organization.
Comments are public documents and may be posted on the Courts website.
Dated: September 23, 2022
Maine Supreme Judicial Court
205 Newbury Street Room 139
Portland, Maine 04101