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I'm in Alberta, Canada.

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My ex husband and I divorced in 2014. He has never paid any child support for our 2 children. Shortly after our divorce he was kicked out of where he was living and he disappeared, we have not had any contact since.

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I've tried to open a file with Alberta MEP twice now and they tell me that without a current address for him they cannot open a file for me, even though I have provided his SIN to them. They say they cannot do anything without the address because they have to serve him paperwork, even though we have the child support agreement worked into our divorce papers.

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Why can’t they use his SIN to garnish any earnings he may have? Shouldn’t our divorce agreement be enough? Is there anything I can do?
Is there any time frame where I can claim he has abandoned his children and enable their step-Dad to adopt them?

There are two questions here. I will answer the first now and then when we are done and you've rated me then you can start a new post for the second and I will answer you there.

An agreement is not enough. MEP needs a court order. You have to seek to enforce the agreement by going to court and have it changed into an order.

Then you can register the order with them.

If they can find him they will garnish his income for sure.

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