Is there a statute of limitations on a divorce decree?
California is a no-fault divorce state, which allows one spouse to file for dissolution of marriage on the grounds of irreconcilable differences, even when the other spouse does not want the divorce. There is no statute of limitation laws for divorce in California in regards to filing or initiating the process.
What is the statute of limitations on alimony?
The statute, ARS 25-553 states that you need to request a judgment for unpaid spousal maintenance not later than three years after the date the spousal maintenance order terminates. As long as you file within the time frame, there is no limit on how much of the unpaid support you may collect.
Can you sue for alimony after divorce is final?
During the process of dissolving your marriage, the court may order you to pay alimony payments after the divorce is final. Payments are not required during the separation period. Once a divorce is final, however, a court will only alter or change an alimony decree if the circumstances of the parties change.
Can you sue for back alimony?
If your spouse owes you a substantial amount, you can ask the court to issue a money judgment against your spouse for the total amount owed, along with interest. You may also be entitled to reimbursement for the attorneys' fees you incurred in connection with the efforts to get your overdue alimony paid.