Law of Ukraine

On Amendments to the Article 181 of the Family Code of Ukraine

Date of entry into force:
April 6, 2006

The law supplements the Article 181 of the Family Code of Ukraine, which regulates methods of fulfillment by parents of the obligation to provide maintenance of a child.

The norms of the law envisage that if after fulfillment of alimony maintenance obligations, one of the parents did not immigrate to a country, where Ukrainian does not have agreements on legal assistance and stayed or returned for permanent residence in Ukraine, the procedure of maintenance charge taking into account the paid amount shall be established by the legislation.

The Law determines that, if after the court’s decision to charge maintenance from one of the parents takes force, he/she immigrates to permanently stay in a country, where Ukraine does not have an agreement on legal assistance, this parent can be charged maintenance for the whole period until the child reaches legal age based on the decision of the court and prior to his/her immigration from Ukraine.

Also, if after the court’s decision on payment of the full amount maintenance for the whole period until the child reaches legal age, enters into force, the person that is charged with maintenance continues to permanently reside in Ukraine or returns to Ukraine for permanent residence and circumstances that influenced the size of the maintenance change, periodic payment of maintenance taking into account the paid amount can be established through court.
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