My exwifes lawyer threatened me with litigation if I didn’t make alimony checks out to him.
What does your Judgment of Divorce and Marital Settlement Agreement state? Usually alimony is either paid through probation or directly to the ex-spouse and the Judgment or MSA specifies to whom alimony is being paid.
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This is unusual. If there is not an agreement between you and your wife or it can be shown that your wife authorized such an arrangement, then I would be careful not to do this.
You should refer back to the order which states you are required to pay alimony as it should explain the method of payment - whether it is direct, through the probation department, or, in this case, to counsel. You should pay the alimony in accordance with the court order.
This answer does not constitute the establishment of an attorney/client relationship nor is there any guarantee that this advice will be completely effective in a court of law. A consultation, including review of court orders and other documents is necessary in order for me to give you proper advice and guidance.
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