What happens if ex does not follow divorce decree?
If your ex-spouse violates any aspect of the final decree of divorce, you can file a motion for contempt of court. The motion must state what areas of the final decree have been violated and why the ex-spouse should be held in contempt of court. The burden of proof during a contempt hearing is on the injured party.
How do you enforce a marital settlement agreement?
If your ex isn't complying with court-ordered child support or spousal support you will need to hire a divorce attorney to file a petition for contempt. Once this is done a judge can “compel” your ex to pay by garnishing their wages or sending them to jail until they agree to make regular payments.
What can I do if my ex doesn’t pay alimony?
You may have to go back to family court to have the alimony order enforced. Unfortunately, you may have to go back repeatedly if your ex continues to defy the order. The judge may eventually find your ex in contempt of court. In many cases, the issue will end here, as they could be facing fines and jail time.
How do you get divorced when you have no money?
If you are wondering how to file for divorce with no money, you will be relieved to know your state has an indigent divorce or fee waiver procedure that will allow you to file for divorce and ask the court to waive all of the court fees associated with the process.