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Maine DHHS Support Hearings: What Should I Expect?

This page explains how child support collection works in Maine. The law and the process are different in every state. If your case is not in Maine, don't use this information – find resources in your state. If you get any notices about Maine DHHS setting or collecting support, read them carefully. If you disagree with them, you may request a hearing within the time limits given in more...

Military Retirement Pay and the Collection of Child and Spousal Support

Federal and State Law Federal and state law allow money from military retirement pay to be withheld to meet most child support and spousal support (alimony) obligations. The Federal law is called the "Uniform Services Former Spouses Protection Act" (USFSPA) and is 10 United States Code Section 1408 et seq. The Maine law is more...

Should I Use DHHS's Child Support Enforcement Services?

Introduction DHHS can collect child support for you. They can also help set up child support orders. They can help even if you or the children don't receive TANF or other public benefits. DHHS may be able to help you if: You are owed child support under a court order.         OR You don’t have a child support order, but want to start gett more...