Family allowance schemes allow for the payment of interest, penalties and arrears as well as an appropriate adjustment of arrears. The Children`s Support Commissioner may cancel all or part of the interest and penalties due to the Commonwealth if the Commissioner finds that such a waiver is in the best interests of the Commonwealth and maximizes the receipt of ongoing and late assistance to children. The Commissioner may also accept an offer to compare the total amount of public debt arrears in the event of serious doubt as to the liability or imputability of such arrears. The Commissioner may also fairly adjust the amount of child support arrears owed to the Commonwealth if the debtor is unable, at present or in the future, to pay the arrears in full. Source: CMR 830 199A.6.2 Family allowances are a legal obligation paid to the parent entitled to custody and maintenance of minor children (and, in some cases, children aged 18 and over). A competent court shall order such payments. Since this is a judicial obligation, the recurrence of family allowances requires legal proceedings. In other words, while it is difficult to reduce or eliminate child support arrears, it is not impossible. If you are able to enter into an agreement with the custodial parent and the state to settle the debt and the custodial parent can prove that they are able to support the child with the reference value, their income and your future support, the court may be willing to approve a settlement agreement.
Section 148(3) of the Family Law Act allows a party to an agreement, usually a separation agreement, to file the agreement in the Provincial Court or the Supreme Court. An agreement filed in court can be enforced as if it were a court order. It is not necessary that legal proceedings have been initiated before an agreement can be filed with the courts. Despite these obstacles and obstacles, it is possible for a payer to reduce and sometimes completely cancel their arrears.