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Support Orders Enforcement Regulations, 2007
Under the authority of section 77 of the Support Orders Enforcement Act, 2006,
the Lieutenant-Governor in Council makes the following regulations.
In these regulations
"Act" means the Support Orders Enforcement Act, 2006
Registration of support orders
(1) Support orders made before or after the Act came into force may be registered with the director.
In order to register a support order, a person shall submit to the director the following:
certified copy of the support order to be registered;
information in a form prescribed by the minister; and
Disclosure of information
(1) In accordance with section 12 of the Act, the director may disclose information retained by him or her
to a peace officer at his or her request, for the purpose of a proceeding under section 282 or 283 of the Criminal Code
or section 54 of the Children's Law Act;
to a consumer reporting agency, in addition to the information that may be disclosed under section 13 of the Act, a debtor’s date of birth or social insurance number;
the minister or his or her designate for the purpose of the recalculation of child support under the Divorce Act
the Minister of Justice or his or her representative at his or her request; or
that is a component of general statistical data prepared by the director.
The director may, in accordance with subsection 12(4) of the Act and for the purpose described in subsection 12(5) of the Act, post the following information regarding a debtor on the Internet
name of the debtor;
last known address of the debtor;
last known location of the debtor;
(1) A person is considered to have received a document sent by regular mail 10 days after the date indicated on the document.
Notwithstanding that a person has been notified by regular mail according to subsection (1), the person may make an application to the court to set aside any consequences of not having been notified of the document where the document
not come to his or her notice; or
Notification by facsimile
(1) Notification of a document may be made by telecopier
may only be used for the purpose of the Act and these regulations if the telephone number for the telecopier
at which the notification is to take place has a seven-digit number that appears with the word "fax" or with any reference to a telecopier
, or attached to, or
a letter enclosing
document by or on behalf of the director.
Confirmation of receipt by a receiving telecopier
shall be indicated on the facsimile confirmation sheet printed from the sending telecopier
and shall include the date and time of the transmission.
A document that is sent for notification under the Act or these regulations by telecopier
transmission shall include a cover page indicating
name, address and telephone number of the sender;
name of the person to be notified;
date and time of the transmission;
total number of pages transmitted, including the cover page and the backsheet
number from which the document is transmitted; and
name and telephone number of a person to contact in the event of a transmission problem.
Transmission of a document by telecopier
the document is transmitted before
Service on corporation
For the purpose of the Act, "persistent arrears" shall be the lesser of
continuous period of 3 months in arrears of payment; or
For the purpose of paragraph 44(3)(
b) of the Act, the cost of complying with an attachment shall be an amount, not to exceed
$250 for a defined contribution pension plan; or
$500 for a defined benefit pension plan
Classes of licences
(1) Where a debtor who is in persistent arrears under a support order registered under the Act is entitled to a prize of $1000 or more from a lottery conducted and managed by the corporation, the corporation shall inform the director and the director shall issue a notice of garnishment under the authority of the Act.
Upon receiving a notice of garnishment under subsection (1), the corporation shall
from the prize the amount of the arrears or the amount of the prize, whichever is less;
7 days, pay the amount deducted to the director; and
any balance to the debtor.
For the purpose of subsection (1),
director may exchange information with the corporation about debtors from the director’s records, including their names and addresses and the status and particulars of their support obligations; and
Support Orders Enforcement Regulations
, Consolidated Newfoundland and Labrador Regulation 791/96, are repealed.
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