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DHHS is trying to get me to pay child support. What now?

What is this information and how will it help me? This information is for parents who are being pursued by DHHS for payment of child support. We also have pages on these related topics: How to figure your child support obligation How the DHHS hearing process works  more...

Maine Parentage Act: Who can be a parent?

In 2015 Maine updated its laws about families. This law is called the Maine Parentage Act. It took effect on July 1, 2016. “Parentage” is a legal word. It means the legal relationship between a child and a parent. So, to “establish parentage” means to prove that someone is the legal parent of a child. A child's parents have legal rights and responsibilities to the child. When we use the word “parent” below, we mean a person with this legal status. more...