Obligor Law and Legal Definition

An obligor is someone bound to perform 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 providing something to another person.

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

In a surety bond, the principal or party bound by the obligation. Under a surety bond, both the principal and the surety are obligors, as the surety must respond should the principal default.