Q: I was served a motion to modify my divorce papers and child support from my ex in the state of Maine. I live in Oregon
I need to respond but not sure if I can go through my local county court office or if I have to file online or over the phone with the court in Maine? I’d like to consult with a family lawyer.
A: Look at the paperwork. If it is all related to a proceeding in Maine then you have to respond in the court in Maine. But if it is Oregon assisting a child support case from Maine then you may be able to respond in Oregon, most likely asking for an administrative hearing. The paperwork should clue you in if there is an agency involved from Oregon. Most likely it is just the court in Maine and you cannot use the Oregon court system to deal with a proceeding in another State.
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