Beneficiaries People affected by the advance on and the recovery of maintenance payments

Who is concerned

Spouses or direct relatives—ascending or descendants, such as a father, mother, child or grandchild—(maintenance creditors) to whom a court decision has awarded maintenance to be paid by a third party (the maintenance debtor).


For the payment application to be considered, the creditor must:

  • be legally domiciled in Luxembourg and have been continuously resident there for 5 years;
  • be entitled to maintenance payments set by a court decision enforceable in Luxembourg;
  • not have been able to obtain payment, either in full or in part, through private means of enforcement. The application is also accepted when ordinary means of enforcement appear doomed to failure, or when the debtor is a foreign resident;
  • be in financial difficulty.

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