10 comments for “Change Support Enforcement

  1. Kim Bronius
    March 17, 2014 at 12:31 am

    Change the unfairness if this old outdated law. Make it more modern and fair to all parties involved! Be fair to the fathers mothers and children and their jobs and each case individually not painted with the same brush! Equality for all based on the modern era.

  2. Phil
    March 18, 2014 at 11:16 am

    The CS guidelines are biased and unfair especially during a separation when the Payor may be required to pay the mortgage on the matrimonial home and other matrimonial debts and he may also have kids outside the marriage (the guidelines don’t care about the kids outside the support order). None of this is taken into consideration before Judges award support based on the guidelines. This system is a farce and needs to be changed. Payor’s are herded like cattle and all lumped together in one pile.

    • admin
      March 18, 2014 at 11:34 am

      Among other issues you are absolutely right. We could not agree more.

      • Rod s
        April 24, 2017 at 6:14 am

        I say if anyone knows about the birth certificate cash grab and how they force abandonment of your child. Then why don’t they take the good with the bad and use the account to pay off your support. I mean legally they have to be obligated to do just that they are the owners of the people children legally so don’t be the dead beat govt and take care of the orders dead beats

  3. May 23, 2014 at 11:58 pm

    Call it the maintenance program. There is no need need to enforce, against parents. Anyone who is both fortunate and blessed with the reponsibility of children can figure out how to make their livehoods grow naturally with raising their children and grandchildren. A GUIDELINE IS OK, but laws about what should be used by each unique family or seperation is a bit insane. It is a surety that ALL families may face some time of turmoil and economic hardship enforcing when that happens is dumb, helping when that happens is ideal. The mEp program ruins childhoods and when that happens the productivity of the country declines because future well being is no longer valued inits natural state. Family law belongs at the dinner table not at the court house I don’t think the judges enjoy being everyone grandparents, they have their own family problems to deal with.

  4. Jason
    October 8, 2016 at 8:11 pm

    How is taking licenses, garnishing wages, and adding to the pressure and stress of life productive for people that are only struggling with tough economic times?
    This system is sick. Really sick. I want to know 1 statistic. Of the few thousand men that commit suicide each year in Canada, how many are enrolled in a MEP program? Where can we find this? How many children have we left fatherless since this all began? We need enforcement, but there’s a better way. I just read NS is moving to take money even if you have no arrears. Wow. Don’t they have enough power and resources now? When will they be happy? We better start bringing in more immigrant men to replace the ones we are killing here.
    Lastly.
    How are the deadbeats getting away with what they do when the hardworking good men that are making every effort they can are living with a noose around their necks? Or is this bull shit? Are there really that many deadbeats getting away with it? Or is this something that they want the public to believe? Does MEP make woman working in the program write up lies in forums? I know there are truly woman that don’t get anything and are struggling, but I don’t believe the number is as big as it is.

    • Annie Rondeau
      March 31, 2017 at 5:47 am

      Agreed. I am a working mom and have worked 3-4 part time jobs all my life to make it work and comply with unfair court order. And have suffered unfair judgement all my life. Who can honestly manage to work 24/7 and not burn out.
      The system is quite unfair and confusing and corrupted. And court fees ( unreal) 8 years of court involvement is way more then a 100 000$
      Who can afford that? Not even gonna get started on legal aid and community legal clinic etc…
      You gotta know the system and work together not against each other.
      God is the only one that can restore brokenness.
      Amen

  5. Colette
    February 12, 2017 at 2:22 pm

    Is there a petition started to have the tables updated or changed?

  6. Tim Head
    July 9, 2017 at 6:02 am

    I am currently in a terrible situation because of MEP Alberta. After suffering an heart attack earlier this year, right after the divorce was finialized. My ex wife thought it would be a good time to cash in on her 4 year old court order based on wages I only wish I still had. So here I am on sickness benefits being charged an amount for child support which was almost as much as my total monthly income. I tried calling MEP to explain my situation, and to explain how my daughter didn’t even live with her mother!! She lived with her grandmother!! but from my responses from MEP it seems I am already considered a “deadbeat”. I guess due to not being unable to make the “full payment amount” on time and some arrears was already accumulating. I also do not qualify for the recalculation program due to my living in another province. I have requested for my file to be transferred to the province I live in so I can apply for recalculation, but have been waiting over 3 months. I cannot afford a lawyer, have been rejected by legal aid twice, and to top it off after paying for plane tickets myself for my daughter to spend the summer with me. My humble EI wages are now being garnished at over a 50% rate, so I will be unable to afford my living expenses let alone afford to buy a return ticket for my daughter. MEP is ruining my life and I feel helpless. Right now.

    How can someone just walk in with a piece of paper that is 4 years old and it be taken as current?? How can so many things occur (including garnishing) without even someone making sure the court order is accurate? If this was a criminal investigation and MEP were the cops, they would be fired immediately and everything would be thrown out of court.

  7. curtis
    September 15, 2017 at 7:58 pm

    MEP is a criminal organization hiding under the wing of an American company in control. Money is not being sent to the payees and disappears in their system, but never miss a payment cause you get jail time. they have destroyed more lives than have helped. Even the ones they are supposed to be helping get screwed(The kids) because now the kids are a financial asset and they take advantage of that. What ever happened to fairness and honesty? MEP doesn’t believe in that just money. Why? Because, were does the lost and misplaced money go?

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