Enforcing Support

A support order from a court is a legal document. The order may be to pay spousal support, child support or both. A support order can be enforced if the full amount of support is not being paid. An agreement to pay child support or spousal support can also be enforced if it is in writing. Each province and territory has a Maintenance Enforcement Program to help enforce support orders and agreements.

This website provides general information. Family law is complex. You are encouraged to contact a lawyer for help with family law issues.

For support payers

Enforcing issues

For those receiving support

Ways to enforce

Federal payments

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