Obligee Law and Legal Definition

An obligee is someone owed an act or deed, such as paying money on a promissory note or contract. A person who is contractually or legally, committed or obliged, to receiving something from another person.

In divorce law, the obligee is the parent that is ordered to receive the child support or alimony from the other parent. The obligor is the parent who makes the payment to the other parent. An obligor is sometimes called a debtor or promisor.