If you and your partner agree to change an order or separation agreement that has been filed with the court for child support only, you need to fill out:
- Form 15D: Consent Motion to Change Child Support, which explains the new child support arrangements you and your partner agree to. You and your partner have to sign the form in front of a witness. You can't witness each other’s signatures. Attach a copy of your existing order or separation agreement.
- Form 25: Order, where you list the orders you’re asking the judge to sign.
- Support Deduction Order.
- Support Deduction Order Information Form.
- Confirmation of Assignment form, to find out if your support payments go through an agency such as Ontario Works or the Ontario Disability Support Program.
- Statement of Arrears Form, that to find out gives information about the amount of unpaid support.
- Stamped envelopes addressed to you and your partner if you want your order mailed to you. Otherwise you can pick it up from the court or have it faxed to you.
If your child support or spousal support payments go through a social services agency, such as Ontario Works (OW) or the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP), you may have to serve the Ministry of Community and Social Services. Serve your documents on the Ministry of Community and Social Services below explains how to do this.
You must file your completed documents at the court. The court clerk gives them to a judge to review and make an order.
Usually you don't need to see the judge unless they need more information from you. This is because you and your partner both agree to the changes.
The court clerk sends a certified copy of the signed order to you and your partner in the stamped envelopes you gave. They can also fax it to you, or call you to pick it up, if that’s what you prefer.
If the judge has questions for you or your partner, the court clerk will contact you with a court date or provide you with a copy of the judge’s endorsement that sets out any other steps you or your partner have to take.
If you’re successful in changing your order for support, the court sends your new Support Deduction Order Information Form and the Support Deduction Order to the Family Responsibility Office (FRO). The FRO will enforce the new support order.