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Update Re Family Law matters – Support Enforcement

We have received several inquiries about issues arising with respect to Support Enforcement.

In response to inquiries relating to Support Enforcement Matters, the Court has directed us to the following link:

Support Enforcement

The note specifically states that:

Payors who have lost their job due to COVID-19 pandemic are expected to continue paying support as it is more important than ever to ensure the well-being of the children. Support payments should be the first priority for things to pay and not the first to go. We do recognize that this unanticipated loss of earnings may cause hardship for both the payor and the creditor. Depending on the situation, the Director of Support Enforcement will work with the parties to examine their unique circumstances, on a case by case basis, and determined the appropriateness of a temporary payment arrangement.

We refer you to the link for further information on how to contact the Director of Support Enforcement.

Support Enforcement has provided information for both payors (including those that may be experiencing a hardship as a result of an order) and recipients of support that may be helpful.

The Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador has also noted that it will continue to deal with urgent and emergency requests in accordance with the notice to the profession issued on March 18, 2020, a link to which is included below:

Notice – Supreme Court NL