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Old 10-10-2014, 06:11 PM
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I received a temp court order for child support.
It says XXX per month "interim interim" and includes an order for support deduction.

What happens now?
Is FRO supposed to send me something?
How long does that take?

From what I understand, it'll take a few weeks to a few months to get payments moving?

The temporary order doesn't have an end date, but does have a date for the next step in the court process. Does FRO stop collecting/paying automatically at that date unless they get a new temp or final order?

I'm self rep and very overwhelmed!
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Old 10-10-2014, 06:39 PM
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Either party can register with FRO.
There was a website that might give you some info "frostrating" or go to FRO's website for more specific information.

The order you have (Interim Order) will likely stay in place until another one replaces it.

FRO will collect until they receive another order telling them not to collect.

Keep an eye on FRO to make sure they input the dates and information correctly.
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Old 10-10-2014, 06:44 PM
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So I have to register?
I thought if the support deduction order is included in the court order that registration in fro is automatic unless you withdraw.
I have no intention of withdrawing.
I'll check out frostrating.
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Old 10-10-2014, 06:50 PM
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No you don't "have" to register. Some people have court orders and don't go through FRO. What does it say in your order?

I am a bit of a control freak and with that in mind I would want to ensure that FRO had correct information. If you stall then you get put in the "arrears" category for late payments and then they aren't very nice people to deal with.

Maintenance enforcement agencies can be a nice way to keep the ex at bay - no incessant phone calls "where's the cheque" etc.
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Old 10-10-2014, 06:54 PM
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I'm actually the receiver.

It says "a support deduction order will issue."
Unless withdrawan... yada yada yada.

I took that to mean that fro gets and registers the order automatically.
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Well I recall that I had to register with MEP (in Alberta). Some people with child support arrears have to fill out a worksheet.

Yes the signed Order is supposed to be sent to FRO by the court. You have to give FRO all of your banking information and they will probably set you up with a PIN number. It all takes time. Sooner you do it the better.
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Arabian, that's exactly my question.

Do they send me some sort of registration package or do I contact them?
I'm asking the board how long it takes from people who have been through fro. I have no clue, and no desire to delay or prolong the process.
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Old 10-10-2014, 07:55 PM
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I received a temp court order for child support.
It says XXX per month "interim interim" and includes an order for support deduction.

What happens now?
Is FRO supposed to send me something?
How long does that take?

From what I understand, it'll take a few weeks to a few months to get payments moving?

The temporary order doesn't have an end date, but does have a date for the next step in the court process. Does FRO stop collecting/paying automatically at that date unless they get a new temp or final order?

I'm self rep and very overwhelmed!
I would call FRO. They will ask you for your court case number. Then you will know if your support order has been filed with them, if yes, it should take no more than 90 days to start receiving payments.
If not they will set up your file and assign a case worker to you.

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How to contact FRO | Ministry of Community and Social Services
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Old 10-10-2014, 09:28 PM
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You will always be 45 or so days behind when your with the FRO... depending on how the payers employer submits to the FRO. Your first payment will be 45 days out....

FRO has me between $4500 to $6500 of arrears all of the time, BUT my payroll deduction for support is 100% paid and up to date. Kind of annoys me, since my ex is broke, and trying to blame me for it, this was a very recent discovery on my part, since my pay stubs show me up to date... when I showed her my pay stub, she was less than impressed...

If the payer is playing ball, id suggest letting him give you a book of cheques.

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Old 10-10-2014, 11:15 PM
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Call them and find out exactly, but....

You should have a copy of the Order.

Call FRO and ask if they have received it from the court.

If they haven't - and my understanding is that the rule is that they should receive it within 30 days - explain to them that you will fax in a copy and you would like your order registered as soon as possible - I believe it is there policy that items should be registered within 90 days, but double check.

You will need to fill out a booklet of info - including your banking info, contact info, payor info etc.. - but I am pretty sure that comes after you receive your case number with them and after your Order is registered.

ALWAYS keep a record of any and all discussions with them including copies of fax confirmations, phone call times, employee id, employee name and notes on the discussion.

Should you run into problems call or email complaint to the Ontario Ombudsman.
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