Family Maintenance Enforcement Program

How to deal with a committal hearing (because you’ve fallen behind in your support payments)

List of steps

Click on the steps below to see the detailed instructions for each step.

Step 1 Review the papers that came with the summons
Step 2 Check the FMEP's calculations about the jail time you face
Step 3 Decide what to do
Step 4 Negotiate (work out a payment plan) with the FMEP (optional)
Step 5 Apply to change the support order (optional)
Step 6 Apply to change the enforcement order (optional)
Step 7 Prepare your case for the committal hearing
Step 8 Attend the hearing
Step 9 Possible outcomes