If spouses make an agreement on the procedure of payment and size of alimony during divorce, the payment must be according to the agreement in fact. If they did not have an agreement on alimony payment, then the court shall recover alimony payments for minor children from their parents according to article 139 of the Code on marriage and family.
Alimony payments should be paid on a monthly basis at the following rate:
- For one child — one fourth (1/4) of earnings and/or another income of parents;
- For two children — one third (1/3) of earnings and/or another income of parents;
- For three children and more — one half (1/2) of earnings and/or other income of parents.
In some cases, these rates may be decreased or increased by court based on the financial or marital status of the parties and other worthwhile circumstances such as other children etc. The only restriction to the size of deduction from salary of the alimony payer shall be article 95 of the law "On enforcement and status of judicial enforcement agents", which reads that the debtor must retain at least 50 per cent of salary or other income. Photo: Sputnik.kg