Parents may often feel that the child support system is one-sided when it comes to the paying parent. In the absence of an agreement between the parents, the courts will determine the amount in Hungary.
The amount to be awarded is based on a system prescribed by Hungarian law. It starts with the child’s justified needs, which includes the regular expenditures covering necessities of life, the costs of health care, education and development. Then the income and financial situation of the parents will be taken into consideration. This includes wages, investments, etc. Thirdly, other children who may live together with-, or supported by the parent are given consideration. After which the child’s own income in considered. Afterwards the child and family welfare benefits, and any allowances are taken into account.
The amount of child support awarded shall generally be between fifteen and twenty-five percent of the parent’s average income for each child.
Child support payments are taken seriously and a parent’s failure to pay a child support can result in severe consequences. Including garnishment of your wages or even spending time in jail. You need experienced attorneys, who are experienced in child-related issues, such as divorce, custody, visitation, support and also have experience in establishing and modifying child support orders in Hungary.
If you have a child support issue, call us in Budapest to have an experienced family law attorney on your side, who can help you make sure the child support award is appropriate.