Inventory of Government-Based Family Justice Services
Family Maintenance Enforcement Program (British Columbia)
Type of service
The Family Maintenance Enforcement Program (FMEP) monitors and enforces maintenance payments for clients with enrolled orders and agreements.
Pilot or ongoing service
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/
Please see the following Web site for publications: http://www.fmep.gov.bc.ca/
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
Please see the following Web site for information on how to enrol: http://www.fmep.gov.bc.ca/
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