Maine Revised Statutes

§1551. Definitions

As used in this chapter, unless the context indicates otherwise, the following terms have the following meanings. [2013, c. 406, §1 (NEW).]

1. Division.   "Division" means the Family Division within the District Court established in section 183.
[ 2013, c. 406, §1 (NEW) .]
2. Guardian ad litem.   "Guardian ad litem" means a person appointed as the court's agent to represent the best interests of one or more children pursuant to Title 18-A, section 1-112, Title 19-A, section 1507 or Title 22, section 4005.
[ 2013, c. 406, §1 (NEW) .]
3. Best interests of the child.   "Best interests of the child" means an outcome that serves or otherwise furthers the health, safety, well-being, education and growth of the child. In applying the standard of best interests of the child in Title 18-A and Title 19-A cases, the relevant factors set forth in Title 19-A, section 1653, subsection 3 must be considered.
[ 2013, c. 406, §1 (NEW) .]
2013, c. 406, §1 (NEW).