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How are support orders enforced?
The Family Responsibility Office (FRO) is a government agency that enforces both child and spousal support orders.
The FRO can take money from the pay or wages of the person paying support. They must have a job with regular paycheques to do this. The FRO can also collect money from people's bank accounts and tax returns. It can suspend a person's driver's licence or passport if they are not making the required support payments.
The FRO posts information at www.goodparentspay.com about people who have not paid support for more than 6 months. They do this if they cannot find the person.
For more information about enforcing a support order, go to www.mcss.gov.on.ca/en/mcss/programs/familyresponsibility. Or call the FRO at 1-800-267-7263 or 416-326-1818 in Toronto. The TTY number is 1-866-545-0083.