Inventory of Government-Based Family Justice Services
Child Support Guidelines Office (Prince Edward Island)
Prince Edward Island
Type of service
Support Establishment Services
The Child Support Guidelines Office provides information on the Child Support Guidelines and helps people who represent themselves complete the required court documentation when they apply for child support for the first time or want to change an existing child support order. The office attends court hearings with clients and drafts court orders.
When the parties agree on the amount of child support, the office can assist the parties by drafting a consent order for them; in such cases, the parties do not have to go to court.
In addition, in cases when one parent lives on PEI and the other parents lives in another province or territory in Canada or the US (or in other select countries), the office can provide information for interjurisdictional support orders (ISO) cases and reviews form-based applications going to courts out of province.
Child Support Guidelines Office staff do not represent either parent and do not provide legal advice.
Pilot or ongoing service
Department of Justice and Public Safety, Family Law Section, Child Support Guidelines Office
How to access this service
You may contact the service directly. The service is voluntary.
Charlottetown and Summerside
[ Service(s) offered ]
English. Translation services are available, as required.
Government of P.E.I. Web site - Child Support Guidelines Office
ISO guide and forms
Child Support Guidelines information brochure available, in English and French, through contact person below.
No charge, except for specific photocopying or serving documents.
Governing legislation/legislative authority
Family Law Act, R.S.P.E.I. 1988, Cap. F-2.1
Child Support Guidelines Regulations
Divorce Act, R.S. 1985, c. 3 (2nd Supp.)
Interjurisdictional Support Orders Act, R.S.P.E.I. 1988, Cap. I-4.2
Income Tax Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. 1 (5th Supp.)
Child Status Act, R.S.P.E.I. 1988, Cap. C-6
Assistant Child Support Guidelines Officer
Honourable C.R. McQuaid Family Law Centre
1 Harbourside Access Road, P.O. Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8
Child Support Guidelines Officer
108 Central Street
Summerside, PE C1N 3L4
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