August 1, 2016 Notice: The link below will take you to the newly-revised court form. Go here to get the new blank form.
This is our "HotDocs" version of the form. You will be guided to a secure national legal aid site where these forms are housed: LawHelp Interactive. You will answer a series of questions. The program will use your answers to automatically complete the forms. At the end in the interview, you can save, print, or email your completed form. More about using our HotDocs forms here.
IMPORTANT NOTE for parents with very low incomes:
If you will need to rely on TANF to help support your children, a "substantially equal care" arrangement is probably not a good idea. This will most likely cause DHHS to find that the children are not "deprived of parental support." In turn, this means that your children cannot qualify to get TANF. To avoid this consequence, consider using this basic Child Support Worksheet
In the interest of transparency, we have posted the underlying assumptions used in building this interactive form
. We have consulted with state officials who are responsible for administering Maine's child support system. We have relied on their input, as well as our own professional judgment, to decide some of the more esoteric details around the programming. Regardless of the care we have taken, we recognize that some details are always open to statutory interpretation.