Deadbeat dads set to lose their driving licenses

As of 2009, parents who fail to make child support payments will have their driving licenses suspended, according to an amendment proposal drawn up by HZDS chairman Vladimír Mečiar and his fellow-party MPs Katarína Tóthová and Ľudmila Mušková. Orders currently in place make it possible to deduct the sums owed from salaries and other income, assign a debt and sell assets, securities or companies, but the government states that difficulties remain in collecting payments.

As of 2009, parents who fail to make child support payments will have their driving licenses suspended, according to an amendment proposal drawn up by HZDS chairman Vladimír Mečiar and his fellow-party MPs Katarína Tóthová and Ľudmila Mušková.

Orders currently in place make it possible to deduct the sums owed from salaries and other income, assign a debt and sell assets, securities or companies, but the government states that difficulties remain in collecting payments.

If the proposal is passed in parliament, executors will have the power to confiscate driving licenses, which will only be returned when the debt is paid. The only exception will be for people who make their living directly from driving. Such confiscations will only be allowed for owing child support payments and not for any other debts. TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Top stories

A clock installed at the Church of the Conversion of St. Paul the Apostle on St. Mary's Square in Žilina, on May 18, 2022.

Weekend: Losing it soon in the largest maze in Central Europe

A book that costs €1,500, Urban Market kicks off in Bratislava, and where to go to relive the 1944 uprising.


20. may
Trenčín Castle.

How transparent is the region you live in?

Eight Slovak regions are more transparent than the largest municipalities, a new Transparency International Slovakia ranking shows.


16. may
The Health Ministry has suspended the gender reassignment protocol, which establishes guidelines for legal gender recognition, this week.

Health Ministry suspends protocol helping transgender people

The document does not include diagnostic procedures, which the ministry now sees as a problem.


19. may
Bratislava is preparing to combat any potential explosion in mosquito numbers.

As mosquito season nears, Bratislava readies it sprayers – and drones

The capital will again deploy volunteers to monitor mosquito hatcheries.


20. may
SkryťClose ad