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Guidelines vs Guidelines: Comparing Child and Spousal Support

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Written by Colin A. Steffler We normally think of “guidelines” as recommendations or informal rules that fall short of being mandatory. In this sense, the Child Support Guidelines are not really “guidelines” at all. They are regulations under both the federal Divorce Act and Ontario’s Family Law Act, and judges have to follow them, except […]

What is the Family Responsibility Office?

Written by Kara-Lynne Chapman Enforcing Child and Spousal Support The Family Responsibility Office (or FRO) is a government agency responsible for the enforcement of all child and spousal support orders in Ontario.  FRO is also able to enforce the support provisions of a Separation Agreement as well so long as it has been filed with the court using […]