Is it illegal to not pay child maintenance UK?

Is it illegal to not pay child maintenance UK?

Alimony agreement can be annulled

The emir of Dubai, Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, must pay his ex-wife, Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, and their two children about 550 million pounds (645 million euros), the highest figure set by a British court in a divorce case.

Princess Haya fled Dubai in May 2019 as she feared for her life and the abduction of her childrenAfter the ruling on financial compensation was disclosed on Tuesday, a spokesman for Al Maktoum said in a statement that the emir, prime minister and vice president of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), “has always ensured that his children are well looked after.” “The court has now decided on the financial issue and he does not wish to comment. He has asked the media to respect the privacy of his children and not to intrude on their lives in the UK,” the note concludes.

Of the sum to be received by Haya of Jordan, 20 million pounds have been recognized as compensation for the jewels, horses, cars and high fashion clothes he left behind when he fled the United Arab Emirates. The sheikh will also have to pay almost two million pounds to pay for a kitchen in his ex’s London residence, the refurbishment of his art studio, a new garage fitted out for security vehicles and trampolines like the ones his children had in Dubai.

New alimony law 2020

Until today, the mechanisms established in Law 14.908 (on Family Abandonment and Alimony Payments) remain untouched and are insufficient and inefficient to enforce the payment of alimony. This column seeks to contribute to the solution of this problem by examining two important dimensions not yet included in the enforcement system: gender and the role of the State.

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These threats only ratify that alimony is “an opportunity for patriarchal control, insofar as mechanisms are put in place to supervise the use of money, however minimal it may be; to threaten to cut or suspend support; or to demand personal care of the children” (Zabala, 2018 cited by Ramírez, 2019, p.203).

One possible path, is to insist on non-adversarial methods of conflict resolution, this because “research has shown that if people perceive a process to be fair, they will be more likely to comply with the outcome of that process” (Swaner, Ramdath, Martinez, Hahn & Walker, 2018).

Jail for parents who do not provide alimony

EU rules on maintenance obligations vary from country to country and the amount of maintenance is not the same everywhere. However, if you have to pay or receive maintenance in another EU country, EU rules apply.

The central administration responsible for maintenance payments in the EU country where you live can help you to file a maintenance claim in another country: find the competent central administration.

Check the national information on enforcement measures, the simplified European procedure for enforcing maintenance decisions and which administration handles them in the country you are interested in.

Tricks to avoid paying alimony

The Emir of Dubai, Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, will have to pay his ex-wife, Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, and their two children some 550 million pounds (645 million euros), the highest figure set by a British court in a divorce case.

These proceedings have been marked by previous judgments and the vicissitudes of Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein – half-sister of Jordan’s King Abdullah II – who fled the UAE to England in 2019 with her two children because she said she was “terrified” of the emir.

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A High Court judge already ruled last October that Al Maktoum ordered the installation of spyware on the cell phones of his ex-wife and the team of lawyers who defended her during the custody battle over the children.

After the financial compensation ruling was released today, a spokesman for Al Maktoum said in a statement that the emir, prime minister and vice president of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), “has always ensured that his children are well cared for.”