Maine Child Support

Maine Division of Support Enforcement & Recovery (DSER)

Mission

“The division is responsible for the development and implementation of the rules, regulations, policies and procedures necessary to assure that all non-custodial parents are contributing to the economic support of their children.”

Division Profile

“Maine’s Division of Support Enforcement & Recovery works within the auspices of the Maine Department of Health and Human Services – Office for Family Independence.  The Program was established in 1975 pursuant to Title IV-D of the Social Security Act.” — DSER

Overview

If you are a non-custodial parent in Maine, you are responsible for paying child support. Maine’s child support guidelines are based on the income of the non-custodial parent and the number of children they have. Maine also has a child support enforcement agency that can help with collections.

If you are a custodial parent in Maine, you may be entitled to receive child support from the non-custodial parent. Maine’s child support guidelines are based on the income of the non-custodial parent and the number of children they have. The Maine Child Support Enforcement Agency can help with collections if necessary.

Maine’s child support guidelines take into account the income of both parents, the number of children involved, and the costs of raising those children. The guidelines are reviewed and updated every four years to ensure they are fair and accurate.

The Maine Division of Support Enforcement & Recovery provides the following services:

  • Establishing paternity for children born to unmarried parents
  • Establishing and enforcing child support orders
  • Conducting income withholding
  • Reviewing and modifying child support orders as necessary
  • Collecting and disbursing child support payments
  • Providing unemployed non-custodial parents with job search assistance and referrals to employment and training programs

If you have any questions about Maine’s child support guidelines or enforcement agency, please contact the Maine Division of Support Enforcement & Recovery.

Maine Child Support Services Contact Information

Child Support, Division of Support Enforcement & Recovery (DSER)
11 State House Station, 19 Union Street
Augusta, Maine 04333
Office: (207) 624-4100
Fax: (207) 287-2334

Penobscot Nation
Program Director
Penobscot Nation Child Support Agency
PO Box 446
Old Town, Maine 04468
Office: (207) 817-3164
Fax: (207) 827-9129
Email: Debi.Francis@penobscotnation.org

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