DSER Emergency Rulemaking

10-144 C.M.R. Ch. 351; Chapter 6 – Child Support Guidelines Word  PDF   
Concise Summary: The recently Adopted Rule #2016-029 used incorrect dollar amounts per child to populate the new Child Support Guideline table. This Emergency Rulemaking is to correct those numbers. There is a threat to public general welfare, as if the table is not corrected as of July 1, 2016, Maine children will receive less child support than that to which they are entitled. In addition, the header of the new table will be changed to reflect that the table will apply to all children, aged 0-18 (19 if the child is still in school), avoiding confusion due to any references to two age categories as mentioned in 19-A M.R.S., Ch. 63. The effective date of the new Guideline table will be July 29, 2016.
Effective Date: July 29, 2016