Maintenance obligations

International Legal Child Support And Intercountry Adoptions Directorate is entrusted with the cross-border enforcement of maintenance for Bulgaria as the Central Authority under Council Regulation (EC) No 4/2009 of 18 December 2008 on jurisdiction, applicable law, recognition and enforcement of decisions and cooperation in matters relating to maintenance obligations (The Maintenance Regulation). The Maintenance Regulation applies within the EU as of 18 June 2011. As central authority, the Directorate is responsible for assisting with applications under the Regulation. This may relate to applications regarding confirmation of child support or declaration of enforceability and enforcement.