State of alarm and pensions, alimony, wages and compensation to victims who are admitted to court

What about alimony for our children who are admitted to court for the duration of the state of alarm?

The Ministry of Justice has issued Instruction 1/20, of the Secretary General of the Administration of Justice, regarding the management of the account of deposits and judicial consignments during the validity of the state of alarm declared by Royal Decree 463/20. This instruction guarantees that the money that has been entered in court during these days of confinement in the form of alimony, wages and compensation to victims will continue to be collected regularly.

This commitment is of such importance that the administration has provided that in the event that the person responsible for authorizing this payment, who is the lawyer of the administration of justice (formerly court clerk), cannot carry out this task, for inexcusable reasons, someone will be allowed to replace him. The purpose is to be able to identify as soon as possible the beneficiaries of these pensions or amounts to be returned as soon as there is evidence of the entry in the court accounts.

In order to be able to send the money received to the courts to its addressees, the instruction provides that the person in charge of each court must agree on the payment of the amounts deposited and that he must send them to the interested parties, by direct transfer to the current account of the beneficiaries; “Orders” will only be issued in cases where the court does not have this information and the person concerned or his representative has not provided it. Remember that the order is a document that must be collected in person at the court, either in person or through a solicitor, and then the interested party must physically bring it to the bank in order to collect it in cash.

Although one might think that this is a decision that appeals to the most common sense, it is necessary to remember the restrictions that the Royal Decree of State of Alarm currently contemplates and that restricts in general