Government of New Brunswick

Who We Are

The Office of Support Enforcement (OSE) is a program within the New Brunswick Department of Justice. Our goal is to maintain a steady flow of child and spousal support payments to families and children. Every year in New Brunswick, we collect more than $52 million in support.


What We Do

OSE  is responsible for monitoring and enforcing support orders and agreements that are filed with us. This means we:  

  • receive payments from the Payer (the person paying the support);
  • keep records of payments that are made;
  • forward payments to the Beneficiary (the person receiving the support);
  • take steps when necessary to ensure the Payer makes the required payments.