All employers know that December 20 is the last day to pay their employees the Aguinaldo. But, in the case of the Aguinaldo of those who pay alimony/child support, the last day is today, December 15.

Before you ask, Aguinaldo on alimony/child support, let me answer yes, payments are subject to the annual December bonus that is equivalent to the average of one month’s payment during the past 12 months.

If the payment is not made, on Monday, December 17, the person not making the payment is exposed to an ARREST WARRANT, according to Family Court judge, Elizabeth Picado.

Picado said that although the person may not be working, they should alway pay their alimony/child support. And the Aguinaldo. The judge noted also that the school allowance is due on January and non payment means exposure to the same measures (arrest).

The Poder Judicial reported 17.756 of cases filed for non payment of alimony/child support during the first half of 2012, while in 2011 there were a total of 30.366 cases.