Do i need to give alimony ?
3 attorney answers
As the prior answers indicated, the filing of a motion for reconsideration does not delay your obligation to comply with the court's order. If the Court ordered you to pay alimony, then the Court has found that you do have the ability to pay based upon information you submitted. It may be worthwhile to sit down with a lawyer to review the order together with what was submitted prior to the order and ask about reasons why the Court found an ability to pay. It may be that the Court did not have the full picture and a lawyer may be able to help the Court better understand your position. The time frame of when to expect an order on your motion for reconsideration depends on a number of factors and could be received more quickly, but typically an order will be received in 1-2 months. During that time you must comply with the existing order.
You pay the alimony pursuant to the court order. Unless you have a specific order that stays the original order you have to pay it or face the consequences. Talk to you lawyer or find a pro bono lawyer.
The filing of a motion to reconsider does not stay the alimony payment, meaning you must pay the alimony while you wait for the decision. If you don't pay, then you may be found in contempt. Best wishes.
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