Inventory of Government-Based Family Justice Services

Family Maintenance Enforcement Program (British Columbia)

Province/Territory
British Columbia

Type of service
Support Enforcement

Services offered
The Family Maintenance Enforcement Program (FMEP) monitors and enforces maintenance payments for clients with enrolled orders and agreements.

Pilot or ongoing service
Ongoing service

Department responsible
Maintenance Enforcement and Locate Services, Ministry of Justice

How to access this service
You can enrol in FMEP if you have a maintenance order or written agreement enforceable in British Columbia. The program is an opt-in program where either the recipients or the payor may choose to enrol.
FMEP monitors and enforces court orders and agreements that are filed with the program to collect child support and spousal support. More specifically, FMEP:

  • Calculates arrears, receives, records and forwards payments to the person receiving maintenance (the recipient), and
  • Takes action, as necessary and practical, to ensure the individual responsible for maintenance (the payor) makes the required maintenance payments.

To obtain up-to-date information on how to enrol, please see the following Web site: http://www.fmep.gov.bc.ca/

Location(s)
The addresses of the regional offices of the Family Maintenance Enforcement Program (British Columbia) can be found at: http://www.fmep.gov.bc.ca/contact-us/

[ Service(s) offered ]

Language(s)
English

Publications/information
Please see the following Web site for publications: http://www.fmep.gov.bc.ca/

Costs
There is no charge for the service. Some administrative charges may apply (for example, when payments are in arrears).

Governing legislation/legislative authority
Family Maintenance Enforcement Act

Contact person(s)
Please see the following Web site for information on how to enrol: http://www.fmep.gov.bc.ca/

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