Non-payment of Child Support

Non-payment of Child Support in Europe

Non-payment of Child Support Etc in Germany

Provisions relating to non-payment of child support etc in the German Criminal Code [1]: This criminal issue is covered by Chapter Twelve, under the heading “Offences Related to the Personal Status Registry, Marriage and the Family,” located in Section 170 Non-payment of child support etc, which reads: (1) Whosoever evades a statutory maintenance obligation so that the necessities of the person entitled to maintenance are endangered or would be endangered without the assistance of others, shall be liable to imprisonment of not more than three years or a fine. (2) Whosoever is obliged to provide maintenance to a pregnant woman and withholds this maintenance in an inappropriate manner and thereby causes a termination of the pregnancy, shall be liable to imprisonment of not more than five years or a fine.

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  1. The content of the translated German penal code in relation to non-payment of child support etc is current as of 2010

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