Obligee

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Obligee is a person or entity to whom an obligation is owed. It is a term that is often used in contract law. An obligee can be a creditor or a promisee. For example, in a principal surety relationship, an obligee is the creditor who may enforce payment or performance by either principal or surety.

The term "obligee" is often used in family law context, it often refers to someone who is legally obligated to receive something from another person. For example, under California Uniform Interstate Family Support Act, an obligee is the person to whom a duty of child support is owed, or in whose favor a support order or a judgment determining parentage of a child has been issued.

[Last updated in July of 2020 by the Wex Definitions Team]