My ex-husband and I were divorced 2 years ago. We created a very basic settlement agreement that discussed child support payments, visitation, etc. He has not been paying according to this agreement. He owes me over $4000 and I have been trying to work with him on the payments. He is now paying but refuses to pay the amount we agreed to in addition to payments for the amount owed. How do I handle this? He claims he is not making enough money but he is working off the books and paying for all of his bills, extremely high rent, new clothes, furniture, electronics and more. Can I take him to court for this? How would the court handle a case like this when he is working off the books and/or being paid cash only? What state do I need to pursue this with VA where my son and I live or DC?
Divorce is the process of formally ending a marriage. Divorces may be jointly agreed upon, resolved by negotiation, or decided in court.
A legal separation and a divorce are different because a separation does not end the marriage. Spouses live apart and remain married.
by attorney Erik Newton
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