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Old 08-20-2017, 06:16 AM
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Default Some Costs Payments Enforceable by FRO: Ontario Court of Appeal Decision

In this Ontario Court of Appeal decision, and other OCA decisions cited therein, that court states that a trial judge can designate costs awards as support payments and that they therefore can be enforced by the FRO. In this particular case, the parent who is to pay the costs had a well established history of defying orders, including costs orders.

The OCA states in their decision that trial judges have a lot of discretion when it comes to stating that costs orders are to be treated as support and are therefore enforceable by the FRO.

This means that the costs are enforced by the state bureaucracy and that the costs award would survive a declaration of bankruptcy.
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