Child support payments also generate aguinaldo

Those who thought that Christmas bonuses were only given to traditional employees are wrong. Men and women have until Saturday to pay the mandatory aguinaldo that goes with child support payments, according to Poder Judicial.

If the mother or father does not pay, the person in charge of the minor has the option to file a court order Monday.

Judge Elizabeth Picado Arguedas reported that there has been an increase in child support request for October, November and December and many of these persons will forget to pay the Christmas bonus. This will result in arrests at the beginning of the year, she said.

The judicial administration also clarified that even if a person does not have a job or has recently started a job, he or she must still pay the bonus that equates one month’s payment.

An arrest warrant will result from failure to pay, judicial workers said.

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