Alimony: What Is The Sum Usually Established And When Do You Have
To Pay It?
One of the major conflicts after the breakup of the couple is the maintenance. Who sets the
amount, how do they review the amount? What is there to be done if the spouse does not pay? In theory, these
questions are answered, but the everyday reality often shows otherwise. The law says that the alimony is meant to
sustain all that is indispensable for everything that life is based on, i.e. food, and shelter, clothing and
In addition, this alimony also includes the education of children or adults
who have not completed their training. The same legislation ensures that the spouses are obliged to pay
maintenance for their children.
The obligation to meet this financial allocation is imposed by the decree of nullity, separation
or divorce that is given in court. It establishes the person who is required to pay the pension, the amount and the
basis for updating (usually, this is the Consumer Price Index), the period and form of payment.
How much is there to pay?
The amount of the alimony depends on the income of the person who is required to pay and the
needs of the beneficiary.
In some European countries, the judge sets a fixed amount of money to represent the alimony to
be paid every month, but this is not the case in all of them. The modification of the pension is made through the
appropriate judicial procedure and it is not effective until the final sentence.
This includes, for example, that the spouse who has custody of the children cannot alter the
amount on their own based on the fact that their income has experienced a reduction. They are required to apply for
How long do you have to pay it?
The obligation ceases when:
The person paying the pension dies.
Their resources are reduced to the point of endangering their own livelihood and that of their new
The person receiving the alimony has a better profession or trade or economic situation and they no
longer need the pension to survive.
If there is a breach in behavior or denial to apply for a job or other such misconduct, the
parent who is supposed to receive the alimony can be deprived of this right. At first, the alimony for the children
should be satisfying until they reach the age of eighteen. Now, if they are 18 years old and they continue studying
or have no means of subsistence, their own children may be required to continue that assignment until they can
survive on their own. In these cases, the claim must be made directly to the child and not to the parent who lives
What happens if my ex husband does not want to pay?
Failure leads to the initiation of enforcement proceedings against the property of the person
who is obligated to pay.
Crime of family abandonment
Similarly, there can be criminal responsibility. If the parent who is supposed to pay alimony
does not pay for 2 consecutive months or for 4 non-consecutive months, this is constituted in the crime of family
abandonment, punishable by arrest from 8 to 20 weekends.
Go to a lawyer
When this is the case, you must go to a law firm as soon as possible. You must not lose time
because there are many cases in which the situation is delayed interminably even with the law in your hand.