Administration of Maintenance Guarantee Fund is direct management authority under the responsibility of The Ministry of Justice.
Administration of Maintenance Guarantee Fund performs the following tasks:
Ensures payment of maintenance for the children, if one of the parents does not pay them and recovery of the maintenance is not possible;
Manages funds granted from national budget, as well as subsidiary recovered funds from the debtors and ensures control over the spending;
Registers persons according to the procedure established by The Cabinet of Ministers, to whom maintenance has been paid from state resources, and the debtors;
Executes functions of the central authority in cross-border maintenance cases.
Administration of Maintenance Guarantee Fund ensures maintenance for the children in the minimum amount established by The Cabinet of Ministers, but not more than the amount stated in the judgement of the court regarding recovery of the maintenance, if sworn bailiff has acknowledged that recovery of the maintenance from the parent of the child is not possible, or if the parent fulfils the judgement of the court to pay the maintenance, but does not provide full amount of it, which according to the fifth part of Section 179 of The Civil Law has established The Cabinet of Ministers.
Since 18 June, 2011 Administration of Maintenance Guarantee Fund executes functions of the central authority in Latvia, which are provided in European Union Council Regulation (EC) No. 4/2009 regarding jurisdiction, applicable standard acts, recognition and execution of judgements, and cooperation in matters relating to maintenance obligations.
Since 1 August, 2014 Administration of Maintenance Guarantee Fund executes functions of the central authority, which are provided in the Hague Convention of 23 November 2007 on cross-border recovery of the mainenance for the children and other forms of family maintenance. The aim of the convention is to facilitate execution of the judgement of the court on recovery of the maintenance or adoption of a new judgement of the court on maintenance recovery in Norway, Ukraine, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, if the applicant and the defendant lives in different countries.