The Ministry of Gender Equality and Family has released the identities of two child support debtors who did not pay child support to their children after divorce. This is the first disclosure since the revision of the child support enforcement law, and it remains to be seen whether it will help pay child support payments.
Reporter Jung Young-tae reports.
There are two child support debtors disclosed on the website of the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family.
Name and date of birth, as well as occupation and place of employment, all six pieces of information are written on it.
Mo Kim did not pay 65.2 million won in child support over the past 14 years and 9 months, and Mo Hong did not pay 125.6 million won in 10 years and 8 months.
Face photos were removed from the public domain.
It is the first time since the revision of the child support enforcement law in July.
If the debtor does not pay child support even after the court’s detention order, the debtor is given a period of three months to state his or her opinion, and after that, the child support implementation review committee decides to disclose the list after deliberation.
However, there are many opinions that this kind of information disclosure is insufficient.
[A 씨/양육비 채권자 : 상세 주소도 없고 얼굴도 공개가 안 되며, 누가 여가부 사이트에 일부러 들어가서 봅니까? 법이 이렇게 허술하니 (양육비를) 못 받는 거예요.]
In addition to the disclosure of the list, the Ministry of Recreation has requested a departure ban for 9 other debtors and suspension of driver’s licenses for 16 people.
[이영/양육비 해결 총연합회 대표 : 해외에선 (양육비 미지급을) 아동학대로 보고 있거든요. 두 달만 양육비를 지급하지 않아도, 각종 전문 자격증부터 면허증을 전부 취소를 하고 있어요.]
Over the past five years, over 16,000 cases of child support obligations have been confirmed, but the fulfillment rate is only 35%.
(Video coverage: Seo Jin-ho, Video editing: Lee Seung-yeol)