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Simplified and accelerated procedures - Belgium

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Order for payment procedures Order for payment procedures
1. Existence of a procedure for a judicial order to pay 1.
1.1. Scope of procedure 1.1.
a) What types of claim are eligible? a)
b) Is there an upper limit regarding the value of the claim b)
c) Is the use of that procedure optional or obligatory? c)
d) Is the procedure available if the defendant lives in another Member State or in a third country? d)
1.2. Competent court 1.2.
1.3. Formal requirements 1.3.
a) Is the use of a standardised form obligatory? (If yes, where can that form be obtained?) a)
b) Do I have to be represented by a lawyer? b)
c) In how much detail do I have to describe the reason for the claim? c)
d) Do I have to present written evidence of the claim at issue? If yes, which documents are admissible as proof? d)
1.4. Rejection of application 1.4.
1.5. Appeal 1.5.
1.6. Statement of opposition 1.6.
1.7. Effect of statement of opposition 1.7.
1.8. Effect of lack of statement of opposition 1.8.
a) What needs to be done in order to obtain an enforceable decision? a)
b) Is this decision final or is there still a possibility for the defendant to appeal against that decision? b)
Small claims procedure Small claims procedure
1. Existence of a special procedure for Small Claims procedure 1.
2. If the answer to question 1 is negative 2.

 

Further information

The law on the summary judicial procedure for ordering payment:

website of the Federal Government Department of Justice fr:

  • click on “consolidated legislation” under the heading “legal sources”
  • select “Code Judiciaire” under the heading “legal type”
  • type “664” under the heading “words”
  • click on “Search”, then “List”
  • click “Detail”.

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