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Alimony from swiss man

Hello,

I have a very big life problem.I would appreciate all help in that case and in advance thanks a lot for all information which I will recaive!!!
I have a kid with swiss man...I am not swiss and we are not merry I also do not live in Swizerland but in EU country we had relation living apart....Untill now he some paid ammount for kid but he is going away with another woman now and I am sure he will not pay anymore...I know that maybe that sounds not very good about me but I was very naive and believed him so never checked how works law about alimony in Swizerland...I have no idea how much I could reciave or if it is generaly possible...what I should to do in so situation...if I should do go to court in my country or in Swizerland?I am not rich person I do not have a lot of money for lawyer...Please if somebody could help me and my small baby I would be very greateful!Maybe somebody knows some layer or support institutions when I can recaive information?
In advance thank you very much!
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Hello,

I have a very big life problem.I would appreciate all help in that case and in advance thanks a lot for all information which I will recaive!!!
I have a kid with swiss man...I am not swiss and we are not merry I also do not live in Swizerland but in EU country we had relation living apart....Untill now he some paid ammount for kid but he is going away with another woman now and I am sure he will not pay anymore...I know that maybe that sounds not very good about me but I was very naive and believed him so never checked how works law about alimony in Swizerland...I have no idea how much I could reciave or if it is generaly possible...what I should to do in so situation...if I should do go to court in my country or in Swizerland?I am not rich person I do not have a lot of money for lawyer...Please if somebody could help me and my small baby I would be very greateful!Maybe somebody knows some layer or support institutions when I can recaive information?
In advance thank you very much!
Hi Suerf

You have your location as Basel but you state that you do not live in Switzerland. Surely it will be easier to contact someone/lawyer/citizen advice in the country where you are living for them to help you with your situation.
Good luck
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Old 19.01.2011, 11:55
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Re: Alimony from swiss man

I read a story like yours on a french forum sometimes ago and they mentioned international accords between countries to rules this kind of problems.

See a lawyer in your country.
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Re: Alimony from swiss man

In case you DO NOT live in Switzerland: Here is a link to the text of the Convention on child support (German text only):
http://www.admin.ch/ch/d/sr/c0_274_15.html

Even if you do not read German:
Download the PDF, scroll to the last three pages and check whether your country is on the list of countries which have ratified the convention. If it is, try to find out the name of the convention in your language and google its local name for the next process steps in your country.

If you DO live in Switzerland: Contact the local authorities for advise.
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I read a story like yours on a french forum sometimes ago and they mentioned international accords between countries to rules this kind of problems.

See a lawyer in your country.

Switzerland has 'RMO's ('Reciprocal Maintenance Orders') with most countries. This allows for a maintenance / support order in one country , to be enforced in another (where the Father (sometimes Mother) is in a different country to the child ).

Swiss privacy laws will dictate that they will accept the request for maintenance and enforce it , if there is a formal Court Order. This is quite quick. If there is no existing order, then the Mother can pursue a Swiss resident through her own courts, who will liaise with the Swiss courts. This takes time.

A Swiss Court will not hand over financial details to a foreign court, instead they will accept the need for a local assessment to be made, make an assesment as if the Child were in Switzerland, and for the amount to be deducted from pay and forwarded.
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In case you DO NOT live in Switzerland: Here is a link to the text of the Convention on child support (German text only):
http://www.admin.ch/ch/d/sr/c0_274_15.html

Even if you do not read German:
Download the PDF, scroll to the last three pages and check whether your country is on the list of countries which have ratified the convention. If it is, try to find out the name of the convention in your language and google its local name for the next process steps in your country.

If you DO live in Switzerland: Contact the local authorities for advise.
Thank you a lot!
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Switzerland has 'RMO's ('Reciprocal Maintenance Orders') with most countries. This allows for a maintenance / support order in one country , to be enforced in another (where the Father (sometimes Mother) is in a different country to the child ).

Swiss privacy laws will dictate that they will accept the request for maintenance and enforce it , if there is a formal Court Order. This is quite quick. If there is no existing order, then the Mother can pursue a Swiss resident through her own courts, who will liaise with the Swiss courts. This takes time.

A Swiss Court will not hand over financial details to a foreign court, instead they will accept the need for a local assessment to be made, make an assesment as if the Child were in Switzerland, and for the amount to be deducted from pay and forwarded.
thank you very much
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In case you DO NOT live in Switzerland: Here is a link to the text of the Convention on child support (German text only):
http://www.admin.ch/ch/d/sr/c0_274_15.html

Even if you do not read German:
Download the PDF, scroll to the last three pages and check whether your country is on the list of countries which have ratified the convention. If it is, try to find out the name of the convention in your language and google its local name for the next process steps in your country.

If you DO live in Switzerland: Contact the local authorities for advise.
thank you a lot!
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