This Monday the National Registry of Alimony Debtors came into effect, a measure that implements the automatic collection of debts, granting severe economic sanctions to those in debt. However, many mothers and fathers have denounced dozens of problems and errors in this system that tries to settle the debts towards their children.

Regina Marchant has not received a pension payment from her son’s father for three years, accumulating a debt of more than 3 million pesos.

“Since 2016, he was supposed to pay me. I have taken care of my son. My son is a law student, I am also a university student, so the situation has become complex for us,” the woman told Mega news .

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With the implementation of the law, Regina went to the Family Courts to see the situation of the debtor and found a problem: the registry was empty.

The above is due to registration is not automatic, since the person who receives the payment must carry out the procedure in the family court and request the judge to enter the claim. If you don’t, he won’t appear.

As a result of this problem, the Minister for Women and Gender Equality, Antonia Orellana, explained that this process will take time and that it is constantly updated.

“You have to understand that the volume of demands is gigantic, and, therefore, this is a process that is going to change,” because not all people made the request when the law came into force, declared the person in charge of purse.

In turn, he stressed the importance of making the request before the judge: “Not all have made the request for debt settlement that is enabling to request entry to the registry, information that is being updated,” he stressed.

Along the same lines, the Minister of Justice, Marcela Ríos, declared that “there has been an expectation on the part of the banks that we were going to have the registry populated immediately, and this is taking a while, which are the times of the Judiciary, which needs to settle the debts and that the judges can deliver the official information”.

If the process is completed, the Judiciary will upload the requests and these may be processed by the Civil Registry to list the debtors and thus notify them.

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