CHILD & SPOUSAL SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT
If there is a court order or domestic contract requiring a person to pay child or spousal support and that party fails to pay, the recipient can request the Family Responsibility Office (FRO) to enforce the support payments. If FRO is unable to collect the support through garnishments or payments by the payor and there are substantial arrears, this branch of the government can seek an order to suspend the payor’s driver’s license, passport, garnish bank accounts or tax refunds.
There is concern that taking away a payor’s vehicle will impact that person’s ability to get to work in order to pay the support. However, the deterrent is to force payors to ensure their payments are made to support their children or spouse.
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