How it works
The Maintenance Enforcement Program (MEP) collects court-ordered child support, spousal and partner support, and enforces as needed.
Section 7 expenses
MEP has changed how it enforces some types of section 7 expenses. The change doesn’t affect you if your court order or agreement sets an amount for expenses, or specifies what expenses are payable. MEP will no longer enforce percentage or proportionate share of expenses unless the type of expense is clearly stated in the court order or agreement, or the parties agree on the expenses to be shared.
Learn more about the changes
Potential privacy breach
MEP client data may have been compromised in a potential privacy breach. An Edmonton Police investigation is underway, and people whose information may be at risk will be contacted by police. MEP is also in the process of contacting any affected clients as quickly as possible. If it’s determined your personal information has been compromised, the program will contact you in the coming weeks. If you’re already aware that your information has been compromised, call our issue line at 780-644-3756.
Recipient of support
The recipient of support – or creditor – is the person who receives child, spousal or partner support payments. As the recipient of support, you must do all of these:
Payor of support
The payor of support – or debtor – is the person who pays child, spousal or partner support. As the payor of support, you must do all of these:
More on this topic
MEP 2013 Client Survey Results
MEP information sheets
MEP Lawyers and Self-Represented Litigants Guide
Maintenance Enforcement Act
Maintenance Enforcement Regulation
Family Law Act
Income and Employment Supports Act
Interjurisdictional Support Orders (ISO) Act