Inventory of Government-Based Family Justice Services
Maintenance Enforcement Program (Prince Edward Island)
Prince Edward Island
Type of service
The Maintenance Enforcement Program receives, registers and enforces orders and agreements for child and spousal support made by the Supreme Court of P.E.I. and a number of other reciprocating jurisdictions, if the payor lives in P.E.I. It manages payments on the file and takes enforcement measures if payments are in arrears.
Pilot or ongoing service
The Maintenance Enforcement Program is an ongoing service.
Department of Justice and Public Safety, Family Law Section, Maintenance Enforcement Program
How to access this service
Registration in the Maintenance Enforcement Program is voluntary. The program does not represent either a support payor or payee. A payee may opt out of the program and receive payments directly by writing a letter to the program. The payee may opt back into the program at any time.
The Maintenance Enforcement Program is located at Charlottetown. Clients residing in Prince County may make support payments at the Summerside Law Courts.
[ Service(s) offered ]
English, Translation services are available, as required.
Government of P.E.I. - Maintenance Enforcement Program
Maintenance Enforcement Program information brochure available, in English and French, through the contact person named below.
No charge to recipients. If a payor misses a support payment or is late with a maintenance payment, a deterrent charge of $25 per month is charged by the program if a payment is in arrears one month. A service fee is also charged when an enforcement action is taken to collect outstanding support obligations. The charge goes to the program to help cover administrative costs.
Governing legislation/legislative authority
Maintenance Enforcement Act, R.S.P.E.I. 1988, Cap. 1
Director of Maintenance Enforcement
Honourable C.R. McQuaid Family Law Centre
1 Harbourside Access Road, P.O. Box 2290
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8
Tel.: (902) 368-6499
Fax: (902) 368-6934
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