Family Maintenance Enforcement Program- FMEP (British Columbia)
In British Columbia, the organization that handles support order enforcement is the Family Maintenance Enforcement Program (FMEP.) Also, it’s part of the Ministry Of Attorney General. In Ontario, it’s called the Family Responsibility Office (FRO.)
Our law office in Duncan BC also assists people anywhere in BC using the phone, video conferencing and email. Most remote places don’t have enough family lawyers.
Dealing with a family law issue can be very stressful. It is even more stressful when you have the government coming after you for support payments. The government is the most aggressive debt collector and they have a massive amount of power. Don’t agree with the amount that FMEP is asking from you? Do you want something in writing saying you don’t owe FMEP money? They get a family lawyer on your side.
Let the lawyer communicate with FMEP. A favorable maintenance order or agreement can normally be reached. Fruther, it’s less stress to have a lawyer deal with the issues for you.
On the other side of it, are you taking care of payments and the children and desperately need money? If your spouse isn’t supporting you and you are entitled to support, you should book a free consultation with a family law firm. Further, it’s important to find out how much you might be entitled to (spousal and child support.)
Maintenance enforcement program mep is complicated, so it’s best to help the help of a lawyer.
Duncan Family Lawyers
The FMEP is free to use and it collects over $200M per year. On its website is claims it works for 45,000 families. The program was designed by the BC Attorney General’s office and it collects to enforce court orders regarding spousal or child support. Further, the office collects payments from the person that owes it and then sends the money to the person that is owed the support. FMEP has a lot of power to collect and can-do aggressive things.
Our family lawyers can help you get a maintenance order. This is a court order that says you are owed child support and/or spousal support payments. FMEP will collect the money for you if needed. Expect to spend at least $2000 to get a maintenance order, sometimes much more. The first step should be to book a free consultation with one of our separation lawyers to find out how much support you might be entitled to.
Family Maintenance Enforcement Program Locations
Our family lawyers can be reached by filling out your request via the live chat box in the lower right of the screen. You can also call our family law firm toll free at 1-844-466-6529 or by emailing info (at) clearwaylaw.com
Our family law locations can be seen at the bottom of the screen. But please note that we are an online law firm.
We have a Duncan family lawyer that can represent in person in the following places:
- Duncan BC (our law firm)
- Cowichan Bay
- Salt Spring Island
- Shawinigan Hill
We now have family lawyers in:
- Toronto, Ontario
- Ottawa, Ontario
- Duncan, BC
If you live in another area of Ontario or British Columbia, we can assist you via Skype, emailing, and the phone. This works well for most matters. Therefore, reach out to us to see if we can help you!
Our family attorneys can help you with:
- Spousal Support
- Cohabitation Agreement
- Family Mediation
- Divorce Mediation
- Travel Authorization
- Separation Agreement
- Marriage Agreement
Also, our lawyers can assist with the below:
- Challenging Domestic Agreements
- Custody Battle
- Child Support
- Parenting Time
- Specific Expenses
Further, speak to our law firm about relocating with a child, property division and getting an maintenance order.
If the Family Maintenance Enforcement Program (Ministry Of Attorney General) is requesting large payments from you, and you need helping fighting it, call our law firm toll free at 1-844-466-6529
Family Maintenance Enforcement Program- Common Family Law Questions
How does family maintenance work?
The FMEP is available to help people that are owed spousal support or child support receive payments. You need to have a court order or an agreement for the FMEP to help you. Therefore, you can hire a lawyer to help you get an agreement with your spouse.
How do I apply for family maintenance in BC?
1. First you need to get a court order
2. Serve the opposing party
3. Further, if no payment, get the Family Maintenance Enforcement Program involved.
Is daycare covered in child support?
If neither parent can stay at home and take care of the child either being of physical or mental ability, but also if both parents work, then child support might cover daycare or babysitters.
What does family maintenance mean?
Family maintenance is the amount owed that is covered by a maintenance order for spousal support or child support.
What does FMEP stand for?
Family Maintenance Enforcement Program (FMEP)
Family Maintenance Enforcement Program- How do I get a maintenance order?
- Contact a family lawyer (ideally us!)
- Apply for maintenance in your local court
- Submit the Application for a maintenance order
How do I collect child support in BC?
- Contact a family lawyer
- Complete an Application with the Provincial Court;
- Complete a Financial Statement and file it with the courts
- Further, service it on the other parent
In conclusion, you can learn more about family law on our YouTube channel.
Learn more about how to deal with separation below. Finally, make sure to contact a law firm to speak about the particulars of your case.