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Is this about your signing a financial undertaking when you sponsored your former spouse?
You will be sued if you don't pay because you cannot breach the undertaking. You owe the government the money.
If your former spouse lied and you had to pay her more because she said she was on governmental assistance then you can seek an order requiring her to pay you the $14,000.
This is a civil matter so you can only be sued and not charged or arrested.
Yes I am certain.
You would go back to the Alberta Queen's Bench Court and seek to vary the order retroactively where you were ordered to pay support on the basis of fraudulent, material, non-disclosure and show that you paid her support based on her stating there was no income but there was and now she double dipped and you are being forced to pay twice.
You are very welcome. I am really sorry this has happened to you.