Inventory of Government-Based Family Justice Services

Support Recalculation Services / Variation Services (Newfoundland and Labrador)

Province/Territory
Newfoundland and Labrador

Type of service
Support Recalculation Services

Services offered
Newfoundland and Labrador was the first jurisdiction in Canada to be designated under section 25.1 of the Divorce Act to automatically recalculate child support. Orders under Provincial legislation as well as under the Divorce Act can be recalculated. The Recalculation Office, based in Corner Brook, NL is a provincial service that helps parents maintain a fair standard of child support for their children. This assistance is provided when child support is ordered by the Court or is included in written agreements filed with the Court. The amount of child support is reviewed annually and adjusted if there is a change in the income of the person ordered to pay support. The service does not recalculate special/extraordinary expenses, shared custody or non-guideline amounts.

Pilot or ongoing service
Ongoing

Department responsible
Family Justice Services Division, Department of Justice and Public Safety

How to access this service
Family Justice Services
Recalculation Office
(709) 634-4172

Location(s)
Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador.
[ Service(s) offered ]

Language(s)
English

Publications/information
http://www.justice.gov.nl.ca/just/department/branches/division/division_family_justice_services_4.html

Costs
No charge

Governing legislation/legislative authority
Child Support Guidelines Regulations, NLR 31/07

Contact person(s)
Family Justice Services
Recalculation Office
(709) 634-4172

Please note: Effective October 10, 2014 the former Department of Justice, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is part of the new Department of Justice and Public Safety. Updates will be made to the website to reflect these changes.