What happens if I dont pay spousal support?
Unfortunately, until a spousal support order is modified in court, the payor, or paying spouse, will have to keep making payments. Not paying your spousal support may result in the court charging you with Contempt of Court, which is a serious charge that can result in jail time.
Can you be forced to pay alimony?
And if you earn substantially more money than a spouse to whom you have been married for several years, there is a good chance you will be ordered to pay some alimony. a judge determines that after a reasonable period of time, your spouse has not made a sufficient effort to become at least partially self-supporting.
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.