What should you do if your ex-spouse has refused to pay spousal support?

Posted by on Jun 7, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on What should you do if your ex-spouse has refused to pay spousal support?

The judge or jury may order your ex-spouse to pay alimony or spousal support as part of the divorce ruling. Generally, spousal support is paid by the spouse who is earning more to the spouse who is earning less. This serves to balance the economic stability of both spouses and have the lower-earning spouse live a comfortable life without being destitute and dependent on public assistance. So what happens if your ex-spouse refuses to pay alimony? Through the help of a divorce attorney, here are ways of enforcing the spousal support order....

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Can I file a petition for contempt?

Posted by on May 27, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Can I file a petition for contempt?

If the judge made an order in your family law case, such as ordering your spouse to pay a certain sum as spousal support, and the responsible party isn’t honouring the order, you can chose to file a contempt of court petition. This is a mechanism used by individuals through their attorneys to help enforce court orders. Read on for more insight about how petitions for contempt can affect cases involving family law. What is contempt of court? This is a scenario where an individual is fully aware of a court order but knowingly ignores or...

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