17:26 25.07.2018

Poroshenko signs law on fines for non-payment of alimony

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Poroshenko signs law on fines for non-payment of alimony

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed a law tightening liability for bad payers of alimony, the presidential press service reported on Wednesday.

Poroshenko signed the relevant law introducing amendments to certain legislative acts of Ukraine concerning the creation of economic preconditions for enhancing the protection of children's right to proper maintenance.

"The law specifies the peculiarities of impact on debtors who are in arrears in paying alimony for the maintenance of children with disabilities and children who have certain serious illnesses, given that late payment of alimony has especially negative consequences for children of this vulnerable category," the report says.

The document establishes a mechanism for bringing persons to liability for non-payment of alimony and evasion of offenders from the prescribed penalty for non-payment of alimony.

"The law establishes that non-payment of alimony for the maintenance of a child for six months from the day of presentation of an executive document to compulsory execution entails the performance of public works for a period of 120 to 240 hours," the report says.

As reported, on July 3, 2018, the Verkhovna Rada adopted at second reading and as a whole draft law No. 8296, which tightened the liability for bad payers of alimony.

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