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Support Collection: What Can DHHS Do to Make Me Pay?

This page explains how child support collection works in Maine. The law and the process differ from state to state. Maine has several tools to collect both current and overdue child support. These are explained below. If you get any notices about DHHS collecting support from you, read them carefully. If you disagree with them, you may request a hearing within the time limits given in the Notice. more...

Child Support and Debt Due for Past Support

How Much Do I Owe?   CONTENTS Introduction What is this information and how will it help me? What does the law say about a parent's duty to support? Why is DHHS involved in ch more...

Maine DHHS Support Hearings: What Should I Expect?

This page explains how child support collection works in Maine. The law and the process differ from state to state. So, if your case is not in Maine, you cannot rely on this information. 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 the Notice. 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 with held to meet most child support and spousal support obligations. Spousal support is often called alimony. 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...