The Department of Justice in Kazakhstan's Shymkent is currently on the lookout for individuals who have failed to pay their alimony.
The city has over 500 fathers who are considered to be in debt.
Approximately 14,500 individuals were supposed to pay alimony this year, but only 13% have voluntarily fulfilled their obligations, leaving the rest problematic cases.
Some alimony debtors owe up to KZT 10mn, and failure to pay could result in imprisonment.
Besides, specialists are worried about the increasing divorce rates in the city.
According to Meirzhan Isabekov, Deputy Head of the Shymkent Justice Department, 50% of debtors' cases are deducted from their monthly wages.
There are also 543 problematic maintenance cases where individuals have not paid for more than three months. One of the main reasons for long non-payment of payments is due to debtors' unknown addresses,
In April this year, Daryo reported that in 2021, over 5,000 Uzbekistan nationals were sentenced to administrative prison for not paying alimony to their minor children. This number increased to 8,700 in 2022.