Applying for a Child Support Order

When a relationship ends, parents may be able to come to an agreement on a suitable amount for regular child support payments without going to court. The Child Support Guidelines are the rules parents (and the courts) are required to follow for child support decisions. Parents can ask for help reaching an agreement through Child-Focused Family Mediation

Parents who cannot reach an agreement, or who want their agreement put into a court order, must apply to the court to get obtain  a child support order.

How do I apply for a child support order?

The Child Support Guidelines offices in Charlottetown and Summerside provide information on the Child Support Guidelines and provide assistance to clients applying to the courts for first-time child support or for a variation of child support in an existing order or agreement. The office can provide assistance to both parents.

Child Support Guidelines Officers are not lawyers and do not provide legal advice. As they do not represent either parent, they will assist both parents through the court process. There is no charge for this service, with the exception of photocopying or serving documents. 

How do I contact the Child Support Guidelines Office?

Child Support Guidelines Office (Charlottetown)

Family Law Centre 
Family Law & Court Services Division
Phone: (902) 368-6220

Child Support Guidelines Office (Summerside)

Summerside Law Courts 
Family Law & Court Services Division
Phone: (902) 888-8188


Published date: 
July 5, 2018
Justice and Public Safety

General Inquiries

Family Law Section
Honourable C.R. McQuaid Family Law Centre
1 Harbourside Access Road
Phone: 902-368-6940
Fax - 902-368-6934