My ex was ordered to pay me back my half of our tax returns after she cleaned our bank account out and hasn't paid a penny in 3 years. Can I take her to small claims court to retrieve the $2100 she still owes me?
I am sorry that this happened, in most instances the family court or the probate court retains jurisdiciton over matters like this and you are best off filing a complaint type of action for a contempt in the court you were divorced in. Take care and hope that it works out. The good thing about filing a contempt the filing fee is usually minimal and you may be able to attain costs, sanctions and attorney fees in some circumstances.
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You should make application in your divorce case to resolve/enforce the matter.
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