The End of Economic Violence Affecting Separated Mothers (Cult Blanche)-Belgium

According to a survey by the non-profit organization Solidarité Femmes, 79% of women who are victims of domestic violence still suffer from violence after separation. These can be not only physical, psychological and moral, but also economical. For family federations, unpaid dependents and food contributions (for children) represent real financial violence that requires action. Today, single-parent families whose budgets are balanced when they receive properly calculated food contributions for their children are in a very volatile situation.

When parents separate, the person with the lowest income and / or the person accommodating more children can claim Financial contribution Separate to cover maintenance and education costs.In Case of Disagreement The amount of food contribution must be decided by the judges.

The problem is thatNo official calculation method is imposed by law.. Each judge, lawyer, mediator or parent is free to use the calculation method of his choice. Result: Food contributions that fluctuate up to hundreds of euros a month According to the calculator. In some cases investigated by the Family Federation, according to one computer, it is the mother who has to pay the maintenance fee to the father in the same family situation, and in other cases it is the father who has to pay. !! Therefore, it is necessary to identify a single flexible and objective calculation method. Fixing a fair food contribution makes it possible to reduce conflicts between parents as much as possible. A better understanding of how the amount is set will lead to better payments.

4 out of 10 food contributions are not paid on a regular basis

According to the latest Family League Barometer, nearly 4 out of 10 families do not receive or regularly receive child support when their parents are separated or divorced. the Non-payment of maintenance claims With regard to the liberation of children, it has serious consequences for parents’ budget balance, exacerbating the risk of poverty for beneficiaries, most of whom are women. Existing payment collection methods are not sufficient, complex and inaccessible to solve the problem.

Prompt action is essential!InitiallyImprove the operation of maintenance billing service (SECAL)Responsible for granting down payments and collecting unpaid payments, limiting interactions between previous partners as much as possible. SECAL needs to be universal and accessible directly to all parents, especially to all women who are victims of violence.France has just plummeted: since a yearer In March, all maintenance claims amended by the court will go through a collection and intermediary agency.

The second step to put an end to economic violence isAutomatically approve the mechanism of total delegation from the first decision to regulate parental separation.. This mechanism allows you to deduct maintenance costs directly from your parent’s income (work, mutual insurance, social assistance, etc.) for which you have to pay maintenance costs. Currently, it is very difficult to get this permit in the family court.

These two measures Limit contact and tension between former spouses as much as possible When it comes to financial issues, single-parent women are the first victims.

In the case of family federations, parents who claim maintenance fees to other parents act for the education and welfare of their children. These families need a coherent policy to combat poverty that gives them the means to combat the tragedy of unpaid dependents. Belgium has promised to protect women from all forms of violence, including economic violence, by signing the Istanbul Convention.

Jennifer Sebrin-Research in the Family Federation

When parents are separated, those with low incomes or those who accept more children can claim financial contributions from others to cover maintenance and education costs. If there is disagreement over the amount of food contribution, the judge must decide. The problem is that the law does not impose a formal calculation method. Each judge, lawyer, mediator or parent is free to use the calculation method of his choice. Result: Different calculators donate food up to hundreds of euros a month. In some cases investigated by the Family Federation, according to one computer, it is the mother who has to pay the maintenance fee to the father in the same family situation, and in other cases it is the father who has to pay. !! Therefore, it is necessary to identify a single flexible and objective calculation method. Fixing a fair food contribution makes it possible to reduce conflicts between parents as much as possible. A better understanding of how the amount is set will lead to better payments. Children in case of separation or divorce. Non-payment of maintenance costs has serious consequences for parents’ budget balance, child liberation, and exacerbates the risk of beneficiary poverty. Most of them are women. Existing methods of recovering unpaid debt are not sufficient, complex and inaccessible to solve the problem. It is essential to take prompt measures. The first is to improve the capabilities of the Maintenance Billing Service (SECAL), which is responsible for granting down payments and collecting outstanding debt, and limiting interactions between previous partners as much as possible. SECAL needs to be universal and accessible directly to all parents, especially to all women who are victims of violence. France has just plummeted. From March 1st, all maintenance claims amended by the court will go through the collection and intermediary agency. The second step that makes it possible to put an end to economic violence is to automatically approve the mechanism of total delegation from the first ruling that regulates the separation of parents. This mechanism allows you to deduct maintenance costs directly from your parent’s income (work, mutual insurance, social assistance, etc.) for which you have to pay maintenance costs. Currently, it is very difficult to get this permit in the family court. These two measures will allow a woman in a single-parent situation to limit contact and tension between her ex-spouse as much as possible regarding the financial problems of being the first victim. In the case of family federations, parents who claim maintenance fees to other parents act for the education and welfare of their children. These families need a coherent policy to combat poverty that gives them the means to combat the tragedy of unpaid dependents. Belgium has promised to protect women from all forms of violence, including economic violence, by signing the Istanbul Convention.Jennifer Sebrin-Research in the Family Federation

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