If you fall behind in making support payments, FRO has the legal authority and responsibility to take enforcement action. This may include reporting you to any professional or occupational organizations you belong to.

When will FRO report me?

If you haven’t paid support in three months, we will send you a notice. You have 30 days to respond to the notice. If we don’t get a response, we may begin the process of reporting you to your professional or occupational organization(s).

What happens if I miss the notice of intent deadline?

If you miss the deadline, please contact us right away.

We can help you make arrangements to pay the amount you owe.

We will update your professional or occupational organization(s) when you pay the arrears.

What happens if FRO reports me to my professional or occupational organization?

It varies from one organization to another, but once you have been reported, you may face an internal review process that could lead to disciplinary action. We do not have any control over the actions of your professional or occupational organization(s).

What information will FRO report to my professional or occupational organization?

We may tell the organization:

  • your name
  • the date of the support order
  • the amount and frequency of your payment obligation under the order, and
  • the amount of arrears owing.

We may also send the organization additional information, such as a copy of the order.

Can I avoid being reported to a professional or occupational organization?

Yes. You can avoid being reported by paying the support you owe in full and on time each month.

Your other options are to:

  1. immediately pay any arrears owing, or
  2. enter into a voluntary arrears payment plan with FRO.

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Paying arrears (voluntary arrears payment plan)

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