MAINTENANCE RECOVERY IN THE EUROPEAN AREA




Regulation (EC) n°4/2009 of the Council of 18 December 2008 on jurisdiction, applicable law, recognition and enforcement of decisions and cooperation in matters relating to maintenance obligations applies to requests relating to maintenance obligations in cross-border arising from family relationships since 18 June 2011, as is the case for example of maintenance paid to a child where the ex-spouse following a divorce.

This regulation provides a number of common rules for all member States of the european Union to ensure the effective recovery of maintenance claims even when the debtor to food abroad, which is increasingly common.

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