Korean Child Support Basics Explained

As we’ve mentioned in our previous post “Obtaining Child Support from a Deadbeat Korean Father (Mother)”, for the past few years we noticed a huge increase in children born out-of-wedlock from foreign national mothers and Korean fathers. And because of this incident Korean courts, also, witnessed rising lawsuits seeking child support against Korean fathers in Korean Family Courts. Child Support in KoreaUnder Act on Enforcing and Supporting Child Support Payment or Act No. 12532 as amended by Act No. 13216,

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Obtaining Child Support in Korea from a Deadbeat Father (or Mother)

The, typical, situation occurs when a child is born out-of-wedlock and the father abandons the child. Child Support in Korea may be obtained from these deadbeat fathers and fathers (and mothers) that refuse to pay the Korean child support may be fined and even jailed. This situation is alarmingly common. The, typical, situation involves Philippine, Chinese, Vietnamese, Cambodian, Thai, and Southeast Asian country women having children with Korean Nationals. The Korean fathers are, typically, students, workers abroad or businessmen doing

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