FAMILY RESPONSIBILITY OFFICE
The Family Responsibility Office (FRO) is a provincial agency authorized to assist support recipients in the collection of spousal and child support orders in Ontario, including costs of a support order.
All support orders, whether temporary or final, that are made in this province are automatically registered for enforcement by the FRO, subject to the right of the parties to withdraw on consent.
Any domestic contract for the provision of support may also be filed with the Ontario Court of Justice for enforcement by the FRO.
The support recipient may not take independent enforcement action while the support order or agreement
The FRO has no authority to deal with other orders, such as an order for an equalization payment.