444. No ruling on a support obligation may be made unless the parties have each filed a statement containing the information prescribed by regulation with the court office and, in the case of a parental child support obligation, the support determination form duly completed by each party and the other prescribed documents.
If the defendant fails to file those documents, their defence cannot be heard, and the court may make a ruling after hearing, and examining the documents filed by, the plaintiff. Before making a ruling, the court may nevertheless relieve the defendant from the default, subject to the conditions it determines.
The statements filed with the court office are destroyed if no support is granted by the court or if no judgment is rendered within one year after they are filed.
2014, c. 1, a. 444; I.N. 2016-12-01.