Obligor vs Obligee – which one is yours? There are many legal terms that are tossed around in courtrooms and on different websites. All of them could make it easy for people on the street to become confused. Two of the terms we’d like to be discussing today are obligor and obligee. Which one do you prefer?
While obligee and obligor appear identical, they’re completely different.
Obligor -the party that is obligated to comply.
The term “obligor” is used to describe the person who is who is bound by a legal obligation. For instance the spouse in a child-support determination procedure who is accountable for child-support payments is known as the Obligor. The obligor could be in grave trouble if fails to meet this obligation.
Let’s apply it to an enunciation: Since I’m the one who is liable in this instance and I must pay the amount I owe to ensure I don’t end up in jail or incur more charges.
Obligee – the beneficiary party
An obligee is a person who an obliged party is bound by. In the same example an obligee would be the one who has been granted child support payments. This person is protected under the child-support ruling , and is able to pursue legally-based recourse to the person who owes the debt in the event that the debt has not been paid.
Let’s put it in one sentence: As an obligee in this instance I am entitled to be paid no later than the of every month. Obligor vs Obligee
The last few years compiling lists for some of the most frequently-used legal terms related to family. Links to individual entries from our prior 11 list of terms are Vol. 1. Vol. 1, Vol. 2, Vol. 3, Vol. 4, Vol. 5, Vol. 6, Vol. 7, Vol. 8, Vol. 9, Vol. 10, Vol. 11.
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