Maine Child Support Enforcement Manual, Ch. 6 Child Support Guidelines

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This rule updates the State of Maine Child Support Guidelines Table based on current economic data in accordance with 45 C.F.R. § 302.56. This regulation requires states to “review and revise, if appropriate” their child support guidelines at least every four years “to ensure that their application results in the determination of appropriate child support award amounts.” With the assistance of the Division of Support Enforcement and Recovery, an economist from the Center for Policy Research made recommendations for updating the guidelines table based upon an analysis of current economic data and Maine child support case file data. The report, Review of the Maine Child Support Guidelines (November 2022) is available on the Division of Support Enforcement and Recovery’s website (PDF). This rule also removes outdated, prefatory language from the current rule. This rule will not have an adverse impact on municipalities or small businesses.


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