BC government introduces child support legislation

Today, the BC government announced proposed legislative amendments to give Family Maintenance Enforcement Program (FMEP) more ability to pursue child or spousal support payments.

One of the amendments, if passed, will allow ICBC to cancel drivers licences of those who owe significant amounts of money. Currently, FMEP can instruct ICBC only to not issue or re-new drivers licenses at time of renewal.

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The release says this amendment will allow them to take immediate action against those owing $3,000 or more.

The second proposed amendment replaces the requirement to file the entirety of an order or agreement related to child or spousal support in the Land Titles Registry, with a simplified requirement to submit pertinent information only.

The FMEP currently can take actions against offenders such as passport application denial and intercepting certain funds.

If the legislation passes, the changes are expected to take place within 60 to 90 days.

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