If your spouse is no longer making full or regular alimony payments, it is important to learn how you can enforce your alimony agreement. To learn more about this process, continue reading and reach out to our experienced New Jersey alimony attorney for assistance.
What should I do if I am not receiving my alimony payments?
Your former spouse may have stopped making alimony payments regularly or altogether due to certain changed circumstances such as suffering a serious injury or losing a job. If this is the case, you may require the assistance of an experienced alimony attorney who will assist you in contacting your former spouse from a neutral point of view. You may modify your existing agreement if your former spouse has a legitimate reason for not being able to make regular or full payments. However, arrears will need to be paid.
If there is not a legitimate reason for the lack of payments and your former spouse is refusing to supply the payments, you will have to take legal action to enforce the alimony agreement with the assistance of an experienced attorney. When you are ready, our divorce and family law attorney is prepared to help. Our legal team at Ross & Calandrillo will work to communicate with your former spouse in a way that will calmly assess the situation.
What are motions to enforce alimony agreements?
To enforce an alimony agreement, you will require the assistance of an experienced alimony attorney who will file a motion. This will include your own preferences regarding the resolution which may include your request for all late payments, legal fee reimbursement, and future payments to be made in a timely manner.
The court will take the following steps to recoup your payments if the notice of motion for reinforcement of the alimony agreement is found in good standing:
- Garnish wages in order to secure payment
- Work directly with banks to deduct funds directly from checking or savings accounts
- Place liens on owned properties in order to raise funds upon sale
- Find the other party in contempt of court which is a criminal offense
- Seize property of the other party in order to sell the items to raise funds for alimony payments
If you have any additional questions about this process, reach out to our experienced attorney at Ross & Calandrillo. We would be happy to assist you. Give our firm a call today to schedule your initial consultation with our team.
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