Maine Child Support: Division of Support Enforcement & Recovery (DSER)

Client Services - the Division of Support Enforcement & Recovery provides two levels/types of service.

Service Types:

1. Full Service:

A full service case is one in which the Division assists in:

  • Establishing paternity for children born out of wedlock and establishing child support orders for current and past support.
  • Establishing child support orders including medical support and child care obligations.
  • Locating non-custodial parents.
  • Enforcing child support, spousal support, medical support, and child care obligations.
  • Recording and distributing child support payments. (How payments are distributed) (Adobe PDF*) (*free viewer)
  • Reviewing and taking necessary steps to modify child support orders when circumstances change.

To Request Services: Application Non- Welfare

2. Limited Service:

In a limited services case. If you or the other parent serves an income withholding order, the Department will process those payments. The Department's only responsibility on a limited services case is to accept and disburse payments. The Department will keep records of payments received.