September 11, 2018
Courts also warned those who delay or avoid payments will have to adhere to strict procedures to guarantee the rights of children. (Reuters)
Saudi Arabia’s enforcement courts ordered more than 7000 evading fathers to pay around 180 million riyals ($48 million) to their children over the past twelve months.
The ministry of justice previously announced that not paying alimony to children is considered to be an act of violence and a violation of child protection laws in Saudi Arabia, adding that those who evade alimony payments will face strict penalties.