April 21, 2011
EU Children & Maintenance
From Gozo News.com:
Under a new Convention signed by the EU, the American authorities would cooperate with those in Europe to make sure the father fulfils his obligations and the child still gets support.
The Hague Maintenance Convention sets up a worldwide system for recovering child support and other family maintenance payments. It creates a common legal framework between the EU and non-EU countries, so that authorities cooperate in enforcing maintenance claims and debtors can no longer escape by leaving the EU. It also provides for free legal assistance in international child support cases. The Convention complements the EU’s own rules on recognising and enforcing maintenance decisions, which will apply from 18 June 2011.
Read more here.
April 21, 2011 | Permalink
TrackBack URL for this entry:
Listed below are links to weblogs that reference EU Children & Maintenance :
This is a huge step in the right direction. We need tighter laws that enforce inter-country child support obligations.
Posted by: Divorce Attorneys Tulsa | Aug 31, 2011 7:08:33 PM