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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...

How Do I Change My DHHS Child Support Order?

This information is to help you if you need to change a Department of Health Human Services (DHHS) Child Support Order. If a Court ordered you to pay child support, this information will not help you. Go here for our handbook on Family Law in Maine: Post-Divorce Motions. When can I ask DHHS for a change? more...

Paternity: Am I the Father?

  How the Law Works in Maine CONTENTS Introduction What is this information and how will it help me? What does the law say about a parent’s duty to support? more...