What Can I Do If My Spouse Does Not Make The Spousal Support Payments?
You can take your spouse back to court. Once there, the judge has many tools available for your use. For example, you could have the judge issue a wage assignment which results in an automatic deduction from your spouse’s paycheck. You may also be able to “attach” or “levy” upon your spouse’s bank accounts, stocks or other property including a house. You can also usually ask the court to order your spouse to pay your attorney fees if you had to hire a lawyer to help you.
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Additional Spousal Support FAQs
How Does The Court Determine Spousal Support?
A: In general, after a divorce case is filed, if the parties can not agree upon a support amount, then the court will order some type of “interim” … More
When May Maintenance And Support Be Awarded By A Court?
A: Depending on state law, a court may award maintenance to either spouse. Maintenance refers to money payable or property transferable by one … More
Can an order for maintenance or support be changed or varied?
A: A court may vary an order or an interim order for maintenance or support in the following situations: there has been a significant change in the condition, means, … More
Can the amount of support payments be changed?
A: Either party to a support payment agreement or a court-ordered support application can apply to the court at any time to vary the amount of support payable … More