Obligations with several debtors or creditors

The provisions of the Law on Obligations govern the requirements for fulfilling debts with several debtors or creditors. When fulfilling duties with many debtors or creditors, dividing obligations into divisible and indivisible is important because it determines mutual relations and obligations between debtors or creditors based on the execution of

Divisible obligations

Dividing an Obligation and a Claim

An obligation shall be divisible if what is owed can be divided and fulfilled into parts having the same features as the entire subject, and should what is divided lose nothing in value; otherwise, the obligation shall be indivisible.

Should several debtors exist in a divisible obligation, such obligation shall be divided between them in equal shares unless a different kind of division is determined, and each shall be liable for his share of the obligation. Continue reading Obligations with several debtors or creditors

Pledge agreement

The provisions of Articles 966–996 of the Law on Obligations govern the concept, object, and conditions for the legal validity of the pledge agreement, the rights and responsibilities of the pledger and the pledgee, and other essential issues.

By a contract of security a debtor or a third party (pledger) shall assume the obligation to a creditor (pledgee) to deliver to him a movable object in relation to which there exists the right of ownership, so that he can, before other creditors, effect collection out of its value, should his claim not be paid when due, while the creditor shall assume the obligation to keep the accepted object and return it to the pledger undamaged after the termination of his claim.

To conclude a valid pledge agreement, it will be necessary for the pledger to be able to dispose of the objects he is giving as a pledge.

If the object referred to in the contract is delivered to him, the pledgee acquires the right to pledge.

It is possible to conclude a pledge agreement for an object that has already been granted as a pledge to another party. In such a case, the right of pledge shall occur if the pledger notifies the creditor holding the object of the conclusion of the pledge agreement, another creditor, and if he has ordered him to deliver the object to that creditor after settling his own claim. Continue reading Pledge agreement


Counter-enforcement is a set of actions that return to the debtor what the creditor received during the enforcement procedure if there was no basis for it at the time the enforcement procedure was initiated or if the basis ceased to exist during the further course of the enforcement procedure.

The reasons for counter-enforcement, as well as the counter-enforcement procedure, are regulated by the provisions of the Law on enforcement and security interest (“Off. Herald of RS”, Nos. 106/2015, 106/2016 – authentic interpretation,113/2017 – authentic interpretation, 54/2019 and 9/2020 – authentic interpretation).

Motion for Counter-Enforcement

After the enforcement has already been carried out, the enforcement debtor may file a motion with the court for counter-enforcement.

The motion for counter-enforcement contains the request to the court to pass the writ which shall compel the enforcement creditor to return to the enforcement debtor, within the term of eight days, everything he received by enforcement and to specify the instrument and the motion for enforcement if the enforcement creditor fails to return what he received within the set deadline. Continue reading Counter-Enforcement