The Nova Scotia government recently announced that they are proposing three changes to the Maintenance Enforcement Act:
- Using the Internet to ask for the public’s help in locating missing payors who have persistently failed to pay support
- Recognizing electronic communication (for example, email) as a legitimate way to serve notice
- Holding money seized from a payor for future payments after outstanding arrears are paid if the payor persistently fails to make payments and is unwilling to work with the program
The Maintenance Enforcement Act is the legislation in Nova Scotia that allows the Maintenance Enforcement Program to enforce orders for child support and spousal support in the province. Read more about the changes to the Maintenance Enforcement Program for insight into how it assists families in Nova Scotia.
If you have any questions about Maintenance Enforcement, or the payment of support, please consult one of our Family Law lawyers.