Local media in Buenos Aires claimed the football legend was detained when he flew into the Argentina capital from Mexico.
Maradona was returning to his homeland from Mexico where he is manager of club side Dorados de Sinaloa when he was reportedly confronted and then issued formal notice of the proceedings against him from Rocio Oliva.
It was also reported that Maradona was spoken to regarding a court action filed by his former partner Rocio Oliva, who he dated for six-year before they broke up in December last year.
Oliva recently launched a claim in the San Miguel Family Court for “action of economic compensation” against the 58-year-old.
A court date has been listed for June 13, which will be attended by his lawyer Matias Morla.
According to the Sun, Maradona was later released after several hours of interrogation, and negotiation aided by the Argentinian consul Agostin Molin.