First, you are using some words inaccurately and you will want to be able to talk about these things accurately if you ever have to go to court or in discussion with an attorney. A Separation Agreement does not 'order' anything and nothing is 'granted' in it - these words refer to actions of the court. Separation Agreements are contractual agreements so you will want to use the words 'agreed to' in referencing your original Separation Agreement and any unincorporated terms. You probably won't have much luck going back to the monthly payments you agreed to but if the yearly payment was court ordered for January 1st and he did not pay until April, why have you not filed a Motion to Show Cause on January 2nd? You could potentially recover any damage(s) the late payment caused you plus reimbursement for attorney fees. Spank him with that one good time and that should be all the communication you need with him. He will most likely not be late again!
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I would recommend you show this to your prior attorney or a new attorney so that the Ttorney can review the language and to evaluate your chance of success. If there has been a substantial change of. Ircumstances since the judgment, an attorney can advise you about a substantial change of circumstances.
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