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  12/2/2012, Kislev 18, 5773

C'tee OKs Streamlined Child-Support Collections


The Knesset Constitution, Law and Justice Committee approved a proposal, Sunday, under which those qualifying for child support can choose a special track intended to save time and judicial bureaucracy. The measure will go to the next session of the Knesset for its second and third reading.

Under the law, an executive office will enforce the law without the initial need for an attorney. Each file will be assigned a clerk to work with the payer and the payee, and to take out court orders, as needed, to collect the debt. Under the current law, the person applying for the child-support must do all the work which the clerk is expected to do, according to the amended law. If an attorney is needed, the costs can be approved by the executive office.