The debtors have to fill out a Declaration indicating the source of their money

Another innovation for the debtors came up with the Ministry of justice. At the reception of the bailiff, they will have to fill in special Declaration of income.

photo: Gennady Cherkasov

The necessary amendments to the law “On enforcement proceedings” has been developed by the Department. As stated in the project in the near future, the bailiffs have to develop a new form of the Declaration for debtors. The document will have to specify not only Bank account numbers and the amount they hold, but to explain that it’s for the money: salary, royalties for the book or alimony from her ex-husband. Officials complain that now the bailiff can learn this information only from the debtor himself. And if the sources of their income did not disclose, forced the bailiff to arrest all the money in the account. If this can be blocked and the funds that by law can arrest is not eligible. In addition to child support is the social allowance and pension. According to the authors of the bill, the innovation will allow to protect interests of the debtors, excluding the possibility of application of measures of compulsory execution in respect of their property, which by law cannot be levied. In confirmation of the reasonableness of their ideas, the officials cite the example of Germany. There, according to the Ministry of justice in the explanatory note to the draft, the debtor is obliged to fill in a special form with a list of all property belonging to him and present a document to the judge or bailiff.

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