About the Program

The Family Maintenance Enforcement Program (FMEP) is a free service of the British Columbia Ministry of Justice. It collects over $200 million each year for 45,000 BC families.

We help families and children entitled to maintenance (child support and spousal support) under maintenance orders or agreements.

We receive payments from the person required to pay maintenance (the payor) and send the money to the person entitled to maintenance (the recipient).

In many cases, the payor makes payments voluntarily, but FMEP will take steps to collect the outstanding maintenance if necessary.

What we can do

FMEP collects maintenance payments from the payor for the recipient. We can take action if those payments are not made by the payor. Find out more

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