What to do if you have received a Notice of Default Hearing
A Notice of Default Hearing is a notice sent to you by the Family Responsibility Office that is responsible for collecting support payments for Ontario families. A Default Hearing occurs before a judge and requires you to explain your lack of payments. These hearing can be avoided by one of three ways:
- Bring your payments up to date
- Create a payment plan with the Family Responsibility Office
- Prepare and attend for your Default Hearing
If you choose to attend your Default Hearing, it is recommended to retain a lawyer but here are 7 steps that are important to complete.
- Find out the date and location of the hearing
- Collect information and fill out the required forms
- Provide copies of these forms to the Family Responsibility Office
- File the forms with the court
- Attend the hearing
- Proceed with the steps ordered by the court at the hearing
More information can be found at the Family Responsibility Office website at: www.thefro.ca or by phone at: 416-240-2401.