Lawyers and Self-Represented Litigants Guide
Information on the current policies and practices of Alberta's Maintenance Enforcement Program (MEP).
This guide covers how to prepare court orders for support that MEP can enforce, while meeting the circumstances of each case.
MEP can only enforce the clear, legal and workable terms in a court order. If an order is silent or ambiguous, we'll apply existing policies and practices.
Lawyers and Self-Represented Litigants Guide - 254 KB
Clearly-written court orders for support state:
Lawyers may use the language in this form for examples of clear and enforceable maintenance terms:
Maintenance Enforcement Support Agreement form
To request that MEP serve documents on the payor or recipient of support, fill out this form and mail or fax it to MEP:
Service Request form
Research and analysis
The information and suggestions found on this website reflect MEP’s current policies and practices. Using the information on this website should not be a substitute for appropriate legal research and analysis, including a review of the Maintenance Enforcement Act, the Maintenance Enforcement Regulation and any other relevant statutes and case law.
Maintenance Enforcement Act
Maintenance Enforcement Regulation
Comments and questions
If you’re a member of the legal profession, email MEP your comments and questions about our policies and practices, and our online content.