Code of Civil Procedure
44.1. The special clerk rules, in particular:
(1) on any motion, contested or not, for joinder of actions, security, summons of a witness under article 282, communication, filing or dismissal of exhibits, medical examination, particulars, amendment, modification of an agreement under article 151.2, substitution of attorney, appointment of a practitioner or relief from default, or to cease representing, and
(2) on any other interlocutory or incidental proceeding, contested or not but, if contested, with the consent of the parties.
The special clerk may, in the case of applications relating to child custody or obligations of support, homologate any agreement effecting a complete settlement of the matter. Once homologated, such agreements have the same effect and binding force as a judgment of the Superior Court.
In all cases, the decision may be revised by the judge in accordance with the formalities provided in article 42.
45. The clerk or the assistant clerk may refer to the judge or to the court any matter submitted to him, if he considers that the interests of justice so require.
In the case of an application referred to in the second paragraph of article 44.1, the special clerk may refer the application to the judge or the court if he considers that the agreement between the parties does not provide sufficient protection for the interests of the children or that a party's consent was obtained under duress. He may, to evaluate the agreement or the consent of the parties, summon and hear the parties, even separately, in the presence of their attorneys, if any.
331.9. Once proceedings are terminated, the parties must retrieve the exhibits they have filed, failing which the exhibits are destroyed by the clerk one year after the date of the judgment or of the proceeding terminating the proceedings, unless the chief justice or chief judge decides otherwise.
Where a party, on whatever grounds, seeks a remedy against a judgment, the exhibits that have not been retrieved by the parties are destroyed by the clerk one year after the date of the final judgment or of the proceeding terminating the proceedings, unless the chief justice or chief judge decides otherwise.
The form produced by a party for the determination of child support payments is excepted from the above rules.
825.8. The Government, by regulation, shall establish standards for the determination of the child support payments to be made by a parent, on the basis of the basic parental contribution determined in respect of the child, of the child care expenses, post-secondary education expenses and special expenses relating to the child and of the parents' custodial arrangement in respect of the child. The Government shall prescribe the use of a form and of a related table determining, on the basis of the parents' disposable income and the number of children, the basic parental contribution, as well as the production of evidentiary documents.
825.9. No application relating to child support may be heard unless it is accompanied by the form prescribed for the determination of child support payments, duly completed by the plaintiff, and by the prescribed documents.
Likewise, no contestation of the application may be heard unless the prescribed form has been produced with the prescribed documents by the defendant. The court may, however, relieve the defendant from his default on the conditions it determines.
The rules provided in this article do not apply to a plaintiff or defendant who is not a parent of the child.
825.10. The plaintiff parent must serve a copy of the prescribed form and prescribed documents with the application. Not less than five days before the presentation of the application, the defendant parent must serve a copy of the prescribed form and prescribed documents on the plaintiff parent.
825.11. The parents may produce the prescribed form and prescribed documents jointly. If they do, they are exempted from service requirements.
825.12. If the information stated in the prescribed form or prescribed documents is contested or incomplete or if the court considers it necessary, it may make good the deficiency and, for instance, establish the income of a parent. In establishing the income of a parent, the court may have regard, among other things, to the assets held by the parent and attribute to those assets the production of such income as it sees fit.
825.13. The support to be provided to a child is determined without regard to support claimed by a parent of the child for himself.
A judgment granting support to a child and to a parent of the child must state separately the amount of support to be provided to each.
825.14. Parents who make a private agreement stipulating a level of child support that departs from the level of support which would be required to be provided under the rules for the determination of child support payments must state precisely, in their agreement and in the form they file, the reasons for such departure.
Likewise, any judgment granting a level of child support which is at variance with a private agreement between the parents or, in the case of a contested application, with the information stated in a form filed by the parents, must state precisely the reasons for such variance and include references to the relevant items of the prescribed form.
827.5. No application relating to an obligation of support may be heard unless it is accompanied by a sworn statement by the plaintiff containing the information prescribed by regulation. If a creditor is a minor, the statement must be made by the person acting for the minor. Likewise, no contestation of the application may be heard unless a sworn statement by the defendant has been filed at the office of the court. The court may, however, relieve the defendant from his default on the conditions it determines.
Moreover, no ruling may be made on an agreement relating to an obligation of support submitted by the parties unless the sworn statement referred to in the first paragraph has been filed by each of the parties at the office of the court.
The statements shall be kept at the office of the court, and are confidential. If the court does not award support, the statements are destroyed.
827.6. As soon as a judgment awarding support or a judgment revising such a judgment is rendered, the clerk of the court shall enter in the register of support payments the relevant information contained in the judgment and in the sworn statements and shall transmit the statements, together with a copy of the judgment, to the Minister of Revenue.
The information entered in the register of support payments is confidential.
827.7. Any party to an agreement relating to an obligation of support submitted in connection with an application governed by this Title must, where applicable, declare the fact that the party is a recipient under a last resort financial assistance program or received benefits under such a program during the period covered by the agreement.
The Québec model for the determination of child support payments
Child Support Determination Form
Sworn Statement under Article 827.5 of the Code of Civil Procedure
Application for exemption