Debt is normal in the United States. When people take on any type of debt or if they agree to be financially responsible for paying an amount to another person, they become an obligor. The person that is receiving the money is the obligee.

If a person borrows money from the bank they should expect to have to repay it. They are the obligee to the bank and have agreed to terms about the repayment of the money they have borrowed. If they fail to meet those terms, the bank will have ways to collect the money due that were spelled out in the contract that was signed by the obligee.

In cases where one person is required to pay child support or some other financial obligation that they have for another, the person receiving that money is the obligee. They may or may not have many recourses if the obligor fails to meet the payments they agreed to.

The obligee is dependent upon the written agreement to protect their interests. The ways that a person can be in default of their agreement with the obligee will depend on the strength of the agreement. It is essential for both the obligor and the obligee to have an agreement that is enforceable and that is understood by all parties. That is the best way to make sure the obligee gets the money they deserve.

People often have the following types of questions:

  • How do I collect on child support?
  • What do I do if I don’t get the child support owed to me?
  • What happens if the father will not pay child support?
  • What are my rights if I don’t get my child support?
  • How do I get paid for child support?
  • How do I find out how much child support I get?
  • Who determines the amount of child support owed to me?
  • What happens if I am owed back child support?


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