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Filing an Agreement

A written agreement sets out what both parties have agreed to for child and/or spousal support payments. To enrol with BCFMA, the agreement must be signed by both parties and…


Number used to track a particular case; it appears on all correspondence….

Support Order

A court order stating one parent must pay child support and/or spousal support payments to the other parent. Also know as a Maintenance Order….

Our name and contact information are changing

In 2019, the BC Family Maintenance Agency (BCFMA) was established as a Crown agency and became responsible for the delivery of the Family Maintenance Enforcement Program (FMEP). Due to ongoing…

Action against a Corporation

Applying to court to hold the payor’s corporation responsible for paying the support and arrears, where a payor owns all or part of a corporation….

Welcome to the new BCFMA website

Our mission is to provide the highest quality service to help families achieve their best outcomes and future for their children. We provide a diverse range of supports and services…

Season's Greetings from BCFMA

On behalf of BCFMA, we wish everyone a safe and warm holiday season. We are grateful for the opportunity to serve and support families in British Columbia. Important Service Announcement…

Contracting State

A state/country that is bound by the Hague Convention because it has completed the ratification, acceptance, or approval process….

Hague Convention

Refers to the Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance….